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  • Only Angels Have Wings

    Only Angels Have Wings

    ★★★★★

    My viewing habits lately have been informed by a first-time watch of The Right Stuff, but more so than other films about manned spaceflight, its true companion piece is Only Angels Have Wings. Even in title, both share the same tautological argument that what separates good pilot from bad pilots is the ability to stay alive (ignoring the logical fallacy that bad pilots are really just good pilots who haven't been killed yet). Sam Shepard's Yeager and Cary Grant's Carter…

  • Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures

    ★★

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

    The smash-cut ellipsis of Glenn's safe landing in The Right Stuff is made all the more impressive when compared to this film's bland take on the same event.

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  • Elle

    Elle

    ★★★★★

    Elle is a Christmas movie.

  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    ★★★★½

    The next time any one of my relatives gets on my case about me not wanting children or my disinterest in monogamy, they'll be getting a blow-by-blow description of Eraserhead.