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  • Rumor Has It...

    Rumor Has It...

    Lord, this was awful.

  • 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.

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  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★★★

    An excellent film, even if it falls short of “All the President’s Men.”  Great performances from all, especially Hanks and Streep, and a fine and topical script.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★½

    What a wonderful story this was, about a teenage girl’s struggles with growing up and finding her own voice and self.  All of the supporting characters were well-written and full people, and Saoirce Ronan completely inhabited the lead role.