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  • Nebraska
  • Before Sunset
  • A Ghost Story
  • Planet of the Apes

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  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★½

  • Old

  • One, Two, Three

  • Home Alone

    ★★★½

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  • Home Sweet Home Alone

    Home Sweet Home Alone

    Cheerfully flippant in its over the top (not to mention sadistic) classism. The movie opens with a rich, patronizing mother pretending to shop for houses in a middle class neighborhood just so her rich, spoiled kid can take a piss in a working class family’s home. The rich, patronizing mother then spends the entire movie dehumanizing the working class when her outlandish needs are not met (“Why can’t my family  have the whole plane to ourselves?”). The non-rich are treated…

  • After Life

    After Life

    ★★★★½

    The idea that even in death useless bureacracy continues unabated somehow brings joy to my heart.

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  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This was the only Star Trek movie from the original series that I saw as a kid. It left an impression on me and I remember it fondly and watching it today reaffirmed that fondness. Everything seemed to be clicking in this movie between the cast, the direction, the story and its execution. The first 15 minutes of the Enterprise crew in present day San Francisco is some of the best fish-out-of-water stuff you'll find in a movie anywhere.

    The…

  • The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter

    The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter

    So, The Neverending Story, the first one, that was a fantastic piece of childhood nostalgia. When I read the book years later, I was sad that only the first half of the book ended up in the movie, especially since there's some awesome stuff in the second half. Well, some of that second half ended up in this movie and I was even sadder.