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  • Jeremiah Johnson

    Jeremiah Johnson

    ★★★½

    Feels like a series of vignettes as I'm watching it, but then I get to the end and realize that it's all been leading somewhere lovely. It's especially effective at communicating the uncertainty of meeting someone new and not being sure what kind of reaction you're going to get. That's heightened in Johnson's situation, but it's also true in mundane settings and I enjoyed thinking about how that can create anxiety and fear, which leads to interactions being worse than they might have been.

  • Open Range

    Open Range

    ★★★★

    Takes standard Western tropes and grounds them in believable, compelling characters. Beautifully shot and acted.

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  • Manhattan Night

    Manhattan Night

    ★★★

    '40s noir by way of '90s sex thriller. Unfortunately, I only like one of those genres. The mystery is good though and it resolves well with some nice surprises.

  • A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story

    ★★★★

    "He looks like a pink nightmare."