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  • Searching for Sugar Man

    Searching for Sugar Man

    ★★★★½

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

    This film captures the magic and mystery of a man and artist in a way that transformed me into a Rodriguez fan after a mere one hour and twenty six minutes. How have I (and the world up until 1998, 2012 and even still in 2021) gone so long without knowing and appreciating Rodriguez and his work? 
    The animation, film footage, home videos and cinematography of each city and Rodriguez himself seem to perfectly introduce and bring to life the…

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★½

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

    Wonderfully dark, comical and thought provoking, Dr Strangelove is an entertaining phallic-filled critique of the Cold War and the easy death spiral that is possible within our beloved government and military bureaucracies at any time.
    The constant clash of contexts via music (“We’ll Meet Again” playing over nuclear annihilation) and characters (sexually frustrated war hawks vs impotent intellectual doves) propels this hilariously written, directed and acted (@Peter Sellers’ three roles) satire to a level I have never seen before.
    Not…

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★★

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

    Endgame is what is best of the MCU. Each vignette capturing our beloved hero’s processing and reacting to the snap in the first third is quite moving and raises the stakes and respect for all of these amazing actors. The time heist itself is  a beautiful sequence of callback after callback and payoff after payoff with each stand alone film’s style as present and strong as ever. The final epic all encompassing battle is the ultimate shot of “watching a…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★

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

    This is a fine MCU film. The skrulls are creative and entertaining characters, de-aged  Nick Furry is a delight, Captain Marvel herself is a badass when she maintains her cockiness and the use of LA public transportation is fascinating.
    While the film is engaging as a prequel to the larger earth based MCU happenings (the Avengers), Carol’s lack of larger back story (besides being best “friends” with Maria Rambeau) doesn’t allow for viewers to really know who she is and…