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  • Moneyball

    Moneyball

    ★★★★

    This film has aged very, very well,. Aaron Sorkin is one of my favorite writers, and his excesses are tempered here leaving a very resonant metaphor, which, like all metaphors, can mean several things to different readers.

    Maybe more later.

  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    ★★★★½

    I thought that I remembered how great this movie is, but I only remembered that it was great, not how great.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    "If you can't fix what's broken..."

    Fully satisfying as to theme, this is a throwback only in the sense that it reminds us of how much more thrilling stunts are than special effects. The choreography and editing is off-the-charts good...and a welcome relief to those of us weary of the uberfrenetic shot sequencing of Avengers and such.

    This is essentially one long chase scene, but backstory and theme are interspersed, and it's the rare action movie that shows rather than…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ½

    I like about one in every three of Tarantino's movies, so he's due. Despise is a strong word, but I despised this.

    Sharon Tate was a real person who was really murdered horrifically. Thank God she was so that she could be the "B" story in this self-indulgent crap.

    Your mileage, as always, may vary. It's not a friendship killer in the sense that I am not offended if anyone likes this or wants to defend it, but that's so not a conversation I feel any need to take part in.