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  • Whisper of the Heart
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • The Trial
  • The Hudsucker Proxy

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  • Jack

    ★½

  • The Godfather: Part III

    ★★★★½

  • Twixt

  • One from the Heart

    ★★★★

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  • Jack

    Jack

    ★½

    Coppola’s abysmal Jack is the living equivalent of the “How do you do, fellow kids” meme. The man is a brilliant film director who is deeply out of touch with children’s entertainment, not that this movie is any different from the common 90’s dreck that passed as “family fare.” An appealing premise is fatally undermined by a misuse of Robin William’s talents, an incoherent tone that verges from too much schmaltz to too much kid humor, and a swarm of…

  • The Godfather: Part III

    The Godfather: Part III

    ★★★★½

    People don’t like this movie because there’s nothing more discomforting than the cold hard inevitable moral reckoning at the end of each person’s life. God will take no payoffs.

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  • Peter Pan

    Peter Pan

    ★★★★½

    In defense of this film: 

    This movie flopped when it came out, despite positive reviews and a Christmas release (the rather awful trailer could not have helped). Largely overlooked in 2003, the small cult appreciation for it is well deserved. Not only is it the most faithful adaptation of JM Barrie’s novel, but no other adaptation has so openly and artistically showcased the dark psychology that people forget was so prominent in the book.

    Peter Pan is secretly a tragedy.…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★

    I went into this with high hopes, and left feeling hopeless. Such is the working of secular artists today, who see no beauty in the great works of Western literature, but seek to undermine the virtuous ideals of Christianity that have shaped civilization because of their own hopelessness. “If I can’t have Hope in life that there’s something greater than what’s in front of me, I’ll rob others of that Hope too.”

    I like David Lowery. He’s an exceptional stylist…