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  • Short Term 12
  • The Princess Bride
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Calvary

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  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★★

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

  • 8-Bit Christmas

    ★★★

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★½

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  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★★

    I get there are going to be people who dismiss this as only fan service, but I think it captured the same spirit of wonder for younger generations that I had watching the originals in the '80s. I think you could see that as a knock on the tastes of younger generations but I think it's just making something that people enjoy.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

    The most Wes Anderson-y Wes Anderson movie yet... and I kind of really liked it.

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  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★★

    Maybe it just caught me on the right night or maybe I just haven't gotten a lot of sleep lately so I was loopy, but this film hit all the right notes for me. The comedy was clever and given time and it came across as more thoughtful than many of the comedies I have seen lately.

    I was cry laughing at one point. Jesse Plemons just keeps impressing me.

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    I think it rare that I actually find myself tense in a theater, but the action in this one got me. If you have no problem suspending disbelief to allow for the constant redirects and shifts, then this is about as enjoyable as they come. Great action. Great ensemble.

    In one movie, they turned what we thought was a roughly held together continuity of standalone films into something coherent and referential-- and made it look like that had been the plan from the start! Mission Impossible (especially with the last few releases) has easily bested Bond to become our premiere action/spy franchise.