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  • The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

    The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

    ★½

    There is no way that this should be over 2 hours long, but clearly a chunk of that was camerawork that someone thought they were clever for using to show off Cinerama. This includes far-too-long journeys when this tries to be a bargain Circlevision and falls well short with long, uninteresting horse rides. It's also simply baffling that this has a household of related people with 4 different accents. The whole thing has major issues. (It's also way too dark,…

  • Summer Stock

    Summer Stock

    ★★

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

    The whole thing was largely dull, and a huge part of this relies on buying into a couple relationships that have zero chemistry, Judy Garland with Eddie Bracken and Gene Kelly with Gloria DeHaven. Those don't seem to have believable emotions from anyone involved except for possibly Judy Garland's dismissive attitude. The songs are fairly forgettable, and I didn't think the music numbers did anything interesting.

    For me, the only sparks in this came from Marjorie Main, as I think she had a better performance and a more entertaining character than any of the singing and dancing going on in this.

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  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★

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

    I have to lead with that I really didn't enjoy The Night of the Hunter as a movie. There's something about the story's pacing or something that just made this very hard to get through, particularly about the first half hour or so. It's an interesting premise, it just feels stale and unengaging, although it does pick up quite a bit. That said, I lost focus on this so much that I think I watched about 10 minutes of it…

  • Ocean's Eleven

    Ocean's Eleven

    ★★½

    Movies like this exist to demonstrate why other movies frequently use montages when it comes to how everyone gets in the same spot in order to gather people up. The first hour or so of this feels so utterly pointless, as it's ostensibly gathering up everyone but it has so many pointless tangents and meaningless scenes that I really wish this was a job they thought they could do with, like, three people.

    This picks up a lot once there's…