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  • So I Married an Axe Murderer

    So I Married an Axe Murderer

    ★★½

    I used to love this movie, and now find it barely watchable. Mike Meyers' comedy stylings (weird facial expressions and shouting "HELLO"! over people) have NOT aged well.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★

    Watched this at a theater for the 20th anniversary, which was a lot of fun - and I got to introduce my kids to it.

    ...but it also really struck me how it's not structured like a movie, and that makes this very long movie feel even longer. I know that Jackson's hands were tied in terms of needing to stay super close to the source material, but I found myself wondering how it might have been better if it…

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  • Stranger Things

    Stranger Things

    ★★★

    B-

    Am I seeing this right, that nobody on letterboxd has reviewed this film and only four people have reported seeing it? That's a shame. It might not be required viewing, but it's a lot better than a lot of stuff. It deserves more than that. Plus, it's free to watch on Hulu.

    Similar to the Dardenne brothers in the way it's written and shot. Two characters, not a lot of plot, not many other people in the movie. Not…

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

    Blue Is the Warmest Color

    ½

    I watched "Blue is the Warmest Color" because it showed up on so many "Best of 2013" lists, and intended to review it. But then, while reading articles and other critics' reviews about it, I changed my mind. I'm not going to review it. I wish I hadn't watched it. I recommend that you avoid it.

    There has been a lot written about the sex scenes. Are they pornographic, or artistic? Are they too perfect, in a movie that, in…