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  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★½

  • Wild Things

    ★★★

  • Narc

    ★★★½

  • Pyaasa

    ★★★★★

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  • Narc

    Narc

    ★★★½

    Like many people, hearing Ray Liotta’s passing came as a shock to me this morning. I was very late to learning of his under-appreciated brilliance by watching Goodfellas last year, and subsequently seeing him appear in minor roles like Killing Them Softly and No Sudden Move. After seeing him in Goodfellas, I was honestly surprised to know that he did not make a bigger name for himself in Hollywood. Sure, he had a steady career as a working actor, but it…

  • Pyaasa

    Pyaasa

    ★★★★★

    The World of Guru Dutt (4/8)

    This is my fourth Guru Dutt film, and it not only builds on his previous efforts with dynamic cinematography, sonorous musical interludes, and a wide range of strong performances, but further establishes why Guru Dutt is an important auteur of his time.

    Pyaasa is unlike any Indian melodrama I have seen. Written, staged, directed, and spoken as a poem to lost dreams, this film articulates how art fuels the soul, yet society casts aside…

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★½

    Entered the screening as a boy; I left the screening with a wife, kids, a mortgage, bills to pay, a 401K, (lack of) health insurance, and a beer belly.

    In other words…

    I left a dad.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

    This movie was the most visually violent MCU film—which I loved and hope they continue to dig deeper into.

    This movie was one of the most camp MCU films, probably the most camp—which I don’t think I was a fan of?

    Well, welcome (back) Sam Raimi to the MCU!

    Somewhere between a light 6 to 6.5/10? A ton of mixed emotions, but probably on the lighter side for sure.

    Fuck it, we’ll say a light 6/10.

    Also, do we think…