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  • Eraser

    Eraser

    ★★★

    This is an exceptionally silly film. I've been avoiding the period of Arnie's career where all his films are rubbish ever since I saw The 6th Day, and I may never build up the courage to watch End of Days or Collateral Damage (footnote: I totally will, and I'm not sorry) but Eraser kept popping up as an extremely reserved recommendation, and I thought - when best to watch it? February 14th, right?

    Eraser offers the following slabs of gold:…

  • Sabrina

    Sabrina

    ★★★★★

    I wrote a long thing about this - probably the best film in which Humphrey Bogart says "bounce please, ladies", wears a tiny hat and shoots a gun at some plastic - for The Solute.

    Enjoy!

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  • The Lovebirds

    The Lovebirds

    ★★★

    Pretty fun, but it feels like the leads are having to elevate a lot of mediocre / extremely familiar material. They do a better job than Steve Carell and Tina Fey did a decade ago when this movie was called Date Night.

  • Carefree

    Carefree

    ★★★½

    Some of these classic musicals really drag between dance numbers, so it was oddly refreshing to see this one fill the downtime with one of the most deranged pseudo-romantic plots I think I've ever seen - all wildly inappropriate patient-doctor relationships and ludicrous lunch menus.

    Ginger Rogers really shines in this one, she gets extended scenes where she causes absolute mayhem while drugged and hypnotised and makes the most of both - peaking with an absolutely ridiculous rampage at a…

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  • Addams Family Values

    Addams Family Values

    ★★★★★

    Morticia: I'm just like any modern woman trying to have it all. Loving husband, a family. It's just... I wish I had more time to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade.

    <3

  • Snake Eyes

    Snake Eyes

    ★★★★

    Murder, betrayal and corruption in Atlantic City! There's a lot of cliches here, but the energetic direction and performances carry it through with style... Nicolas Cage hits a nice mid-point between his wildest roles and the more subtle ones, as a corrupt-yet-loveable cop investigating a murder during a boxing match. Stan Shaw, as the defeated boxer, is particularly great - the deflated pride and pain in his eyes as he talks about losing his heavyweight belt feel really genuine, an…