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  • Casablanca
  • The Muppet Movie
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

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  • Jaws

    ★★★★★

  • Dr. Phibes Rises Again

    ★★★½

  • Family Plot

    ★★★★

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    ★★★★½

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  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    Scientists & Experts: “A deadly force of nature threatens us all. We need to shut things down until we sort it out.”

    Politicians & Ignorant Townsfolk: “No way! It’s our right to stay open even if it puts people in danger. It’s all been blown out of proportion anyway!”

    Deadly Force of Nature: “Awesome.”


    I’ve always loved this movie — the excellent casting and superb direction elevate it from a throwaway genre film to a true masterpiece — but it’s taken on a new relevance in recent years.
    I’ve seen it so many times I practically know it by heart. Just outstanding entertainment.

  • Dr. Phibes Rises Again

    Dr. Phibes Rises Again

    ★★★½

    While this sequel certainly isn’t bad, it’s not nearly as weird or clever or chilling or funny as its predecessor. Still, it’s great fun to see Price revisit one of his most iconic roles, and some of the bizarre death traps are quite entertaining.

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  • Moonfall

    Moonfall

    ★★

    Roland Emmerich: “Franchises like Marvel and DC and Star Wars are killing originality in movies!” 

    Also Roland Emmerich: “Hmm. What if I make a big, loud, hilariously stupid movie that blatantly steals from Armageddon, The Empire Strikes Back, The Matrix, Prometheus, Terminator, Interstellar, Don’t Look Up, and Moontrap? And I’ll make every single line of dialogue a cliche or exposition! Yeah, that’s the ticket!”

  • Family Plot

    Family Plot

    ★★★★

    This very light Hitchcock caper doesn’t quite rank with his masterpieces, but it’s still a lot of fun. Dern and Harris are particularly delightful. 

    In many ways, the quirky-characters-mixed-up-in-a-serpentine-caper-full-of-odd-misunderstandings story feels like a prototype for the Coen brothers’ filmography. Works for me! 

    And the new 4K edition looks pretty great.