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  • Knight and Day

    Knight and Day

    ★★½

    some fairly strong action early on but outside of some fascinating meta star narrative for Cruise, what are we doing here?

  • The Pirates of Penzance

    The Pirates of Penzance

    ★★★★

    a wonderful romp!

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    “He had a word, too. Love, he called it. But I had been used to words for a long time. I knew that that word was like the others: just a shape to fill a lack; that when the right time came, you wouldn't need a word for that any more than for pride or fear....One day I was talking to Cora. She prayed for me because she believed I was blind to sin, wanting me to kneel and pray…

  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★★

    Just the greatest. I never seem to give it quite enough credit. Each revisit brings more resonant moments, more unforgettable images. This time the strange simplicity of it all--particularly its ideas on the precarious place of children and the other little things of the world-- was almost unspeakably moving. The throw away moment following the local hangman back into his home almost had me in tears.