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  • City Lights

    City Lights

    ★★★★★

    The boxing scene had me in stitches once again, just as it does every time I watch it. Truly one of the funniest scenes in cinema. Chaplin makes a boxing match into a brilliant showcase of slapstick choreography. Absolutely wonderful film all around, but that scene stood out most of all. Also the ending, as always, crushed my soul. I love this movie.

  • Swing Time

    Swing Time

    ★★★½

    FIVE FILMMAKERS OF THE GOLDEN AGE APRIL (FILM #10)

    Despite being a self proclaimed musical junkie, I have never seen a Fred and Ginger movie before this. It was so much fun. Their chemistry is unrivaled still to this day. Maybe Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone? They have the same Fred and Ginger chemistry, but Fred and Ginger have better dance moves than they ever could. I'm talking AMAZING dance moves. I mean, I have always heard so much about…

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    This is the part where I admit I was wrong. When I first saw Call Me By Your Name at TIFF in September, I did not like it. I had said that it was a romance that took too long to get anywhere. I had said that the camerawork was too static, and the editing was too slow. I take back everything I said. Call Me By Your Name is a masterpiece. This time, I went in knowing what to…

  • Mars Attacks!

    Mars Attacks!

    ★★

    Some extremely funny moments, but "Mars Attacks!" mostly falls into a very repetitive routine of the same action scene happening over and over in different places. It's calm, then aliens show up, break through a wall or something, they shoot people, everyone panics. That's the whole movie in a nutshell. Over and over. There are some funny and creative parts of the movie, but for the most part, it's repetitive, poorly staged action scenes.

    Anyone ever thought to do a cut of this movie where the country music at the end is replaced by the Walmart Yodeling Kid? Because that's all I could think of.