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  • Swing Time

    Swing Time

    This is an okay movie until Fred Astaire puts on blackface. Too bad for Oscar highlight reels that this is the most imaginative dance in the film. Too bad for everyone.

    There are really only about four dances and three songs in this movie, so it’s pretty thin as a musical. Fred and Ginger do have nice chemistry, though. So I guess watch it if that’s what you want — and if you can overlook some egregious blackface.

  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★

    Predictable, some funny moments. Jesse Plemmons steals the show.

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  • Louis C.K. 2017

    Louis C.K. 2017

    A momentous year for Mr. CK.

  • Chocolat

    Chocolat

    ★★★★

    The middle class remix of Babette's Feast, filled with all your favorites from the Miramax repertory company. I can see why everyone fell in love with Juliette Binoche. Va-va-voom!

    I love the whole fabular tone of this film, with the Rachel Portman gypsy score and the red riding hoods.

    This is the movie that dares to say that if people living a conservative, traditional, religious life could just have a taste of liberal decadence, they will experience a new plane…