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  • The Other Boleyn Girl

    The Other Boleyn Girl

    ★★★★

    I've been watching a lot of versions of Anne Boleyn's story lately. It's part of a longer project where I've been watching my way through British history, but there have been so many versions of Anne Boleyn that the project has slowed way down as I get through them all. Most of them have been from TV and from lots of different points of view.

    The '70s BBC mini-series The Six Wives of Henry VIII takes a helicopter approach and…

  • Mark of the Vampire

    Mark of the Vampire

    ★★★½

    Watched it this time trying really hard not to compare it to London After Midnight... which only highlighted the similarities to Dracula. It's really Dracula, but what if it was all a hoax?

    And sadly, it doesn't hold up super well that way either. The schemers' plan is too intricate to achieve a goal that could have been got way easier. It just doesn't make any sense.

    But dang is it ever fun to watch unfold. And that last scene between Bela Lugosi and Carroll Borland is priceless.

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  • A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story

    ★★★★

    "He looks like a pink nightmare."

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★★

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

    Did not take enough tissues.

    I expected Endgame to complete the story begun in Infinity War (with of course references to earlier films). Did not expect it to complete the stories begun in Iron Man, First Avenger, and really the entire saga so far. It's deeply emotional and a satisfying conclusion in so many ways.