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  • The Big Lebowski
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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  • Lou

    ★★

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    ★★★★½

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    ★★★★★

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  • Lou

    Lou

    ★★

    Woof. Loved the idea of Allison Janney as a badass but this movie is so painfully bland and predictable. Just the sort of algorithmically optimized bullshit as any other thing on Netflix. Don’t bother.

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    ★★★★½

    Legend has it that this was the first movie I ever saw in a theater. I was two years old. And while I’ve seen it several times since, so many scenes are burned into my memory — particularly Barry’s “disappearance”. As a kid watching it I had the same sense of wonder that Barry has. As a parent it’s more of a feeling of dread. Especially since Barry looks so much like my own three-year-old. I watched the 4K director’s…

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  • The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden

    The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden

    ★★★½

    I hate how the media continues to normalize this President as if there actually is a choice. If this documentary does one thing it's to show that Joe Biden, for all his flaws, is at least capable of empathy. Donald Trump has only shown time and again that he only cares about himself, exemplified by putting his reelection bid above the lives of 200,000 Americans. It's shameful and anyone who votes for another four years of this nightmare will be complicit in the deaths to come.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★

    A souless cash-grab that sets the record for most Macguffins and Deus Ex Machina ever in a single film. Every plot point felt like it was made up by a 7-year-old -- "And then this happened! And then this happened!" -- without any regard to what came before. Was there an Episode 8.5 that I missed? Two stars for some visually interesting shots and a lesbian kiss that is sure to piss off the Star Wars incels.