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  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★

    I am a big fan of all three major versions of Little Women, but honestly this version is the best. This was a great turn for Winona, who is a much more convincing teenage Jo March than her more celebrated predecessors.

  • Take This Waltz

    Take This Waltz

    ★★★½

    Two standouts: Michelle Williams as the protagonist is wonderful; and the movie is gorgeously filmed.  

    But would someone please find Michelle a happy film to star in?

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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★★

    I lived 8th grade three times, once as a kid and once each as the father of a daughter and son. This movie is in turn devastating and optimistic, and the father in me just wanted to hold Kayla and not let go, even as I knew this would not work.  

    All parents of 10 year olds should be required to watch this film, and all middle school teachers/counselors/officials.

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★½

    Somehow I have missed this for 32 years. All of the 1.5 stars are for the visual effects of the fighter jets, which really hold up well. The acting, the dialog, and the plot were all pretty poor, and the 1980s styling -- many of the scenes are drown out by painful Kenny Loggins songs -- do not hold up at all in 2018.