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Still from Joe Dante’s Gremlins (1984)

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  • Beautiful Boy

    Beautiful Boy

    ★★★★½

    Every 'Oscar season' without fail there's one film everybody seems to love that I just don't get the praise for, and one that nobody else seems to talk about or click with that I really love; the one that gives you that special feeling it was made just for you.

    You've probably already guessed which one BEAUTIFUL BOY was for me, but it was certainly a surprise for me.

    I didn't have any clear expectations going into this, honestly, because…

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★★

    How do you make a film about one of the most famous figures of all time, whose name will never, ever be forgotten, but who was also a deeply private, tortured man so few really know anything about?

    How do you tell the story of a mission everyone knows the ending of, an image etched into the collective memory of our entire species, but which so few know the anguished, treacherous journey to, which is maybe just as important?

    How…

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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★

    INT. MARVEL STUDIOS- DAY.

    KEVIN: Hey Dave, you whipped up those post credits scenes to set up Avengers 4 yet?

    DAVE: Sure have, Kev! People are gonna love 'em! By the way, what movie are these going with?

    KEVIN (pauses, blank): ...

    EXEC #3: Hey, what about Bug Boy? He hasn't shown up in a while.

    KEVIN (chuckles): People love Ant-Man! Such fun.

    DAVE: Genius! Another home run.

    EXEC #3: I like it. Do we have a story?

    DAVE (giggling):…

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★½

    ‪I didn't really see the need for a Han Solo movie when it was first announced, and like most prequels, that wasn't gonna change a studio eventually making it- but honestly, since we've got one, I'm pretty glad it's SOLO. ‬

    ‪For all the behind the scenes catastrophes, Ron Howard has stitched together an actually interesting story that somehow has some stakes and surprises, but what really makes Solo fly is the reverent exploration of Star Wars' grimy underworld (pulling…