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  • Tremors

    Tremors

    ★★★

    You know what wold be really fun?  Remaking this on the Navajo reservation with an all-Native cast.  You wouldn’t have to change hardly anything.

  • The Hunt for Red October

    The Hunt for Red October

    ★★★★

    I forgot that Alec Baldwin was a reliable action lead in the ‘90s.  He’s not bad in this, though there’s none of that dry humor and crack timing are his trademark now. What an interesting transformation.   Weird role for Tim Curry, and one wonders why James Earl Jones didn’t just stick to reading audiobooks to us.  Courtney Vance is great and Scott Glenn is reliably Scott Glenn-ish. An absorbing thriller with a great climax, as Ryan chases a Russian…

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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…