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  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    ★★★★★

    Bob Hoskins, in this movie, delivers one of the most important performances in a mainstream film of the last 30 years. All of the trickery, all of the effects, all of the madcap adventure doesn't work if it isn't wholly believable that a human is interacting with all of these animated characters.

    Dude made it look easy. Too many actors ignore his skill when they work in CGI-heavy environments.

  • Fantasia

    Fantasia

    ★★★★★

    The five stars here reflect my admiration of this film, even as I acknowledge its flaws. I went into the film in more length with Scott Renshaw and Charles Bramesco on the latest episode of Mousterpiece Cinema.

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  • The Rocketeer

    The Rocketeer

    ★★★★

    "How did it feel, strapping that thing to your back and flying like a bat out of hell?"

    "Well, it's the closest I'll ever get to heaven, Mr. Hughes."

    What an exciting, uncynical, legitimately fun this movie still is, 22 years after the fact.

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★★

    I think that maybe the best part of this incredible film is Jon Brion's drum-heavy build-up to the phone call between Sandler and PSH. It knows how explosive the call is, and it knows how explosive we want the call to be.

    My God, what a movie.