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  • The Way Way Back

    The Way Way Back

    No! Bad movies shouldn’t have good casts!!!

  • The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep

    ★★★

    Shook my head and tsk tsk'd each time a 47 year old Humphrey Bogart was called "cute" by multiple stunning women.

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  • Porco Rosso

    Porco Rosso

    ★★★★★

    there’s a quote, that I may be wrongly attributing to Miyazaki but seem to recall reading in his book Starting Point, that read that a director only makes one film for his whole career. Regardless of who said it, I find this quote particularly rings true for Miyazaki. So in viewing one film, I find myself thinking of it in concert with others. Most clearly, this film echoes a lot of themes that would be more confidentally restated with Wind…

  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★

    I actually feel like this was held back by being a sequel to The Shining. There were a lot of things I really enjoyed about this but whenever it would callback or expand upon anything in The Shining it would either feel unnecessary or too referent. It’s a weird film because it’s not that bad but it does not benefit from association with one of the best horror movies ever made. 

    Real bold move of them to give the two lead…