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  • The Secret of the Nutcracker

    The Secret of the Nutcracker

    This makes me feel a little sorry for most of the other films I rated one star. It really is a different kind of one star, made-for-TV-boring-and-nonsensical.

  • Mamma Mia!

    Mamma Mia!

    The star is for Amanda Seyfried.

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread


    My wife is critical of the whole 'white male asshole celebration' aspect of this and other Paul Thomas Anderson movies, and I feel that, though I do think the movies criticize it themselves, too.

    Phantom Thread has continued growing on me since I saw it, the depiction of the two (three?) main characters is so subtle and intelligent that the whole thing is still developing in my mind ('nagaren', sorry, Dutch pun).

    The image that stuck with me most is Reynolds' mother as a young bride. The photo, and then the repetition of the image in a fever dream. Exquisitely done!

  • National Treasure

    National Treasure


    I was looking for something silly to watch, and that's what I got. National Treasure is like a two hour long Bassie & Adriaan episode, and pretty entertaining at that. Shame on that 'romantic subplot' though. Drommels!