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  • The Swarm

    The Swarm

    ½

    Poorly executed and ridiculous on its face, The Swarm shows why the 1970s disaster genre died a horrible death. The talented cast is given garbage to work with and everyone comes across as wooden.

    How on earth was this Oscar nominated for best costume design? I mean, what?! I seriously do not understand how that is possible.

  • A Shot in the Dark

    A Shot in the Dark

    ★★★½

    Fairly dated, but there are still some bits that make me laugh out loud.

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  • Best F(r)iends: Volume 2

    Best F(r)iends: Volume 2

    ★★★

    Probably the most surprising thing about Best Friends Volume 2 is that the saga actually has a payoff. While convoluted and rambling, there’s a fun story buried under the sophomoric filmmaking and the endless David Lynch inspired sequences. It’s improbable fun that sometimes you laugh with and sometimes you laugh at. 

    Rick Edward is a true standout as a failed football star putting on a Clint Eastwood impression. His quips and stories inject a great deal of energy and humor into the proceedings.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★

    This coming of age story feels a little anemic when it comes in the same year that gave us Ladybird.  Call Me By Your Name is a well made, but rambling movie that could have stood to lose 30 minutes.