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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

    We bought tickets to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when it came out, but when it came time to go, my adult son, who is on the autism spectrum, and a enormous Star Wars fan, balked at leaving the house. I bought the Blu Ray when it came out, but I could never talk him into watching it. Tonight, I just put it on. "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" was all he needed to get right on board, grab his 18" tall Darth Vader figure, and enjoy the ride. We enjoyed the ride.

  • Holes

    Holes

    ★★★½

    Such an odd mix of tones and subtexts, with fun performances, and an interesting structure.

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  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    ★★★★

    Nancy: "Why do we always expect metal ships?"
    Jack: "I've never expected metal ships"

    The original Invasion of the Body Snatchers came out two years before I was born, and was one of the earliest horror / science fiction films I remember seeing. It was in regular rotation on late-night Creature Feature TV, and I probably saw it at least a half-dozen times by the time I saw Philip Kaufman's remake in 1978. Aside from a couple of key scenes,…

  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Only Lovers Left Alive

    ★★★★

    "I just feel like all the sand is at the bottom of the hour glass or something." – Adam (Tom Hiddleston)

    Midnight. Left the theatre I've been going to for almost a half-century, and walked the brick sidewalks and alleys I would know by sense of smell alone, feeling like a centuries-old vampire.