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  • Becket

    Becket

    ★★★★

    Peter O'Toole as T.E. Lawrence: Am I gay?
    Peter O'Toole as King Henry II of England: HOLD MY BEER.

    Marvelous performances all around, great vintage cinematography emphasizing the character acting, and (perhaps unfortunately so) an unorthodox choice of subject matter to follow along with. Honestly, I know it's a cliche, but I wish more movies like this could get made today. I realize the major blockbusters are going to be flashy special effects displays with lots of cutting, but the…

  • His Girl Friday

    His Girl Friday

    ★★

    I didn't find it very funny at all, but that was probably because it was sold to me as something it wasn't: a story about a powerful woman. She is definitely skilled, but the entire narrative is centered around the idea that she doesn't know what she really wants and only her ex-husband really understands how to make her happy. And, of course, that notion is proven right and they even vindicate his action that lead to their divorce in…

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  • Digimon Adventure Tri. - Chapter 6: Our Future

    Digimon Adventure Tri. - Chapter 6: Our Future

    ½

    No payoff for any of the millions of questions raised during the previous five movies, and an incredibly blue balling resolution to the 02 kids tease in the first movie. The only things that get revealed are the identity of Hackmon and an undoing of a facet of the entire premise of the second half of the series. That facet hasn't been relevant since the fourth movie, but it was still a changed status quo.

    It even had the audacity…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★½

    It's about 3 or 4 not terribly interesting movies pushed together to force a spectacle. Several major plot points rely on the heroes being selfish idiots, which is always a negative, but that is also a major understatement. Each death falls entirely flat because the movie relies entirely on an assumption that you feel in love with the characters in the other movies. They have no time to even bother with personality here because the characters need to share the…