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  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    I've seen this so many times over the last half century and it never gets old. The plot doesn't make a huge amount of sense but who cares when it's propelling you from one terrific set piece to another. This might be the best looking color film that hitchcock ever made; the technicolor is just luminous and the mid-century art design is wonderful.

  • 42nd Street

    42nd Street

    I love that audiences in 1933 didn't care that the actual play that ends this film is totally preposterous. Those sets would have taken a convoy of tractor trailers to move from NY to Philly and days to setup but somehow they get whole thing up overnight. People understood back then that movies were fantasy and didn't get hung up on nitpicking "plot holes" or "goofs".

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  • A Flirtatious Woman

    A Flirtatious Woman

    Well that turned out kind of rapey.

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★

    Saw it last night and enjoyed it in spite of its obvious weaknesses. I've never read the book but given that Cline co-wrote the screenplay, I assume that the movie sticks pretty close to the original and boy is the screenplay pretty terrible. The super heavy-handed exposition and the dialog are some of the worst that I can remember in a major action film. I can't remember rolling my eyes harder than when the Art3mis character yells something like "Look…