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  • Top Gun
  • Tender Mercies

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Recent reviews

  • Interstellar



    Viewed on the shittiest little washed-out tv screen on a charter bus coming back home from a trip to Williamsburg, Virginia, with 40 8th graders. 

    Brief Discussions from the Youths Nearest Me: 

    Me: What’d you think 
    Student Who I Thought For Sure Would Dig It: (awkward smile) (shrugs)

    A Student Dude: W movie. 
    Me: What’s the W stand for?
    A Student Dude: It was good. 

    Me (on the bus microphone): This is the best movie of the last decade. It’s unreal. 

    Five Stars.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick


    I’m not sure we actually deserve movies this entertaining…and well-made.

Popular reviews

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    Or 1 star. At one point or another this movie is every star.

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