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  • Once Upon a Deadpool

    Once Upon a Deadpool

    ★★★★½

    80/100

    The new Fred Savage material and commentary is quite good. It doesn't do anything to enhance the movie for kids, though, who would have no idea about who he is and probably don't have detailed thoughts about the Disney/Fox merger. In order to fit the new material in, the rest of the film is sped up considerably, which mutes a lot of the better moments. There are also scenes that don't really play properly without their R-rated elements, particularly…

  • Home Alone

    Home Alone

    ★★★★★

    97/100 (9)

    There's so much story in this thing. That Santa Claus getting in his beat-up Honda who gives Kevin the Tic-Tacs could have a whole movie. Ditto for Kelly in the checkout line.

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  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    ★★★★★

    First off, this is in my opinion the best superhero film ever made. Easily. It also might be my favorite animated film of all time.

    Secondly, when the character design in a movie is so darn good, one bad design stands out like a sore thumb. Dash's teacher with the round and oversized head who appears in an early scene absolutely drives me crazy. He looks terrible by comparison to everyone else. Bad enough that I'd love to see them…

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★

    I didn't expect to have this reaction to Boyhood, especially given how much I like Linklater's Before trilogy, but I feel like Boyhood is really only noteworthy for the "filmed over 12 years" gimmick.

    Linklater seems to have been shooting for a film about an entirely normal kid. That's great, I guess, if you like realism (although I think the two dimensionality of most of the background characters is anything but realistic), but if I'm making a choice between "realistic" and "compelling", I think I'm always going to side with "compelling".

    58/100