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  • Paddington

    Paddington

    ★★★★

    Charm Offensive: The Movie

    The Good:
    - Whimsy is a hard thing to get right onscreen, and this movie has it in spades.
    - Political without being overtly political. If anything, it's communicating a life philosophy of empathy and support, which (sadly) does tend to lean to one side of the political spectrum more than the other.
    - I could listen to the music forever and ever. A perfect mix of cultures to this immigrant tale.

    The Bad:
    - Nothing…

  • Life of Brian

    Life of Brian

    ★★★★

    The best alien invasion movie this side of Independence Day.

    The Good:
    - Can John Cleese be in every movie, multiple times?
    - I always love a good satire of organized religion and this is the most satire of organized religion.
    - The Spartacus reference that ends all other Spartacus references.

    The Bad:
    - The jokes piled on one after another with such quick efficiency. I guess I'll just have to (happily) re-watch this (very fun, very rewatchable) film.

    The…

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Honestly, the best way to celebrate America on the 4th is to watch the fireworks onscreen between Elio and Oliver #MAGayA

  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    ★★★½

    This was MUCH better than it had any right to be.

    The Good:
    - My life. My love. My Lily James. A thousand rays of sunshine and three golden retrievers in one human lady.
    - I won't say the use of certain songs was the most narratively organic, but I think it all came together pretty well.
    - It's just so SINCERE. The "Parks and Rec" of 2018 cinema.
    - I CRIED A TON.
    - I also appreciate the decision…