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  • Inferno

    ★★★

  • The Innocents

    ★★★★★

  • I'll Do Anything - Jackson Browne Live In Concert

  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

    ★★★

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  • Inferno

    Inferno

    ★★★

    The Royal Tenebrarums. eh? EH? iykyk

    Lots to like here. The colors of course. (Sherwin Williams has to have a paint called Argento red, right?) And the way the lore builds upon the mythos begun in Suspiria. Plus, there are some great sequences like the underwater scene, the Central Park rat attack, the old dude with the throat mic, and it’s fun seeing these striking Argento sets. (I’m desperate to know if this university music lecture hall was a real place…

  • The Innocents

    The Innocents

    ★★★★★

    So it's settled then: the advent of color was a mistake.

    My goodness. This is among the most visually striking movies I’ve ever seen. This super wide Cinemascope format? with so many deep focus shots? over varying depths of field? with these rich B&W images? Hells bells. It kind of blew my mind. Its evident every single shot was composed with the careful planning of a moon landing. Especially these middle of the night tracking shots with the candlesticks and…

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  • Superman

    Superman

    ★★★★★

    This movie altered my DNA as a kid. It's been my sentimental favorite ever since.

    I think what I love most is Superman's earnest tone. This movie radiates goodness and optimism. For a 70s flick, there isn't an ounce of cynicism in here. Also, while it's funny, it is never silly. It winks in the direction of camp, but never drifts over into cheesiness. It's too busy being genuine. Donner (bless him, RIP) took the Salkinds' money, patted them on…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Fun and flawed.  

    My opinion of these things went up:

    🕸 Tom Holland's acting chops. This emoting. You got me, sir.

    🕸 The power of nostalgia to more than ably carry an otherwise anemic narrative on its back.

    🕸 Feige's almost frightening power to hire whoever he wants to do whatever he wants. Not sure it’s good thing, but I can’t deny it’s an impressive thing. Cannot believe this was allowed to happen, like legally, contractually. 

    🕸 The cultural…