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  • Magic in the Moonlight

    Magic in the Moonlight

    ★★★

    Basically The Rosie Project – the movie filtered through the inappropriate, old man lens of Woody Allen, so of course I liked it, most irrationally. Knowing the nonsense that Emma Stone has said in real life, I shouldn't keep succumbing to her wiles, but she brings such poise and femininity to every role that I just can't help it. Needless to say, Colin Firth channeling Woody is a force of charm in his own right. Like an ice-cold pint of…

  • The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

    The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

    ★★½

    "The government made me kill myself. Also, Elizabeth Warren is a sterling advocate of individual liberties."

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  • The Post

    The Post

    "Muh first amendment, tho." ~ a character in The Post, dir. by Steven Spielberg
    "'Social justice warriors' are the true defenders of free speech and open debate." ~ an article published by The Washington Post, January 9, 2018


    Gee, I wish I could live in a world where completely tone-deaf and adulatory movies are judged by their artistic merit instead of by how "relevant" or "timely" low-information voters perceive them to be.

    For now, I get the privilege of living in this shithole country,

  • The Book of Henry

    The Book of Henry

    ½

    Holy moly. This is one of those movies that defies words and simply must be seen to be believed, but I'll give it my best shot anyway. Herein we have such delights as:

    * Gifted children, again
    * Smartass kids talking back to adults
    * Parents listening to said smartass children and even relying on one of them for financial counseling
    * Adult-child role reversal taken to such an extreme that Mom rages at Gears of War and needs to…