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  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★

    Yes, it is the height of Capra-corn and Jimmy Stewart and his Jimmy Stewartness. Yes the story is cheesy and Mr. Potter is a cartoon villain. But Capra's direction is great and the cinematography is gorgeous and that ending still makes me cry.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    ★★½

    What a convoluted mess of a movie. Multiple times I was confused as to what was going on plot wise and the action scenes were as indecipherable as a Transformers movie.

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  • Death Smiles on a Murderer

    Death Smiles on a Murderer

    ★½

    Who knew a Joe D'Amato horror film starring Klaus Kinski as a mad scientist reanimating the dead could be so interminably dull.

  • The Mirror Crack'd

    The Mirror Crack'd

    ★★½

    It begins with an ending that you've come to expect from an Agatha Christie movie. An eccentric group of odd balls are assorted in a drawing room while a man rolls out the solution to the murder. It could have been anyone there, you see, as they all had their motives. Its a fun little scene of the sort that you've seen played out a million time if you like this sort of murder mystery. Then the film of this…