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  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    Watched with my 2-year old son. Here are some of his observations:

    - Darth Vader is "sick" (ill)
    - Every planet was "Earth"
    - The Death Star was "Moon" (that's no moon, son)
    - Every spacecraft was a "rocket ship"
    - "The robot (C3PO) walks on 2 legs!"
    - Chewbacca is his favorite character
    - Jawas are scary

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    I received a Kubrick box set for Christmas in 2015. I live in the US and the box set is from the UK. The Shining is one of my favorite movies of all time and I just watched the Blu-ray from this box set for the first time. When the movie was finished after barely 2 hours, I thought to myself "I remember this being longer." A quick internet search led me to discover that there is a US and…

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  • Coco

    Coco

    ★★★★½

    Watched with my 3-year old. He was a little bored at first, but really got into it once the music starts and the skeletons appear. Happy to share this beautifully animated film with him.

  • Baraka

    Baraka

    ★★★★

    Baraka is a non-verbal documentary that explores the cultures, animals, and beauty of our world. The film is presented through a variety of juxtaposing scenes and images set to incredible "world" music. These juxtapositions can be as simple as people of different religions praying to as challenging as images of a foundry followed by the ovens of Auschwitz. Should definitely be viewed in hi-def.

    Baraka marks my completion of Shawbin's Top 100.

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  • Scarface

    Scarface

    ★★★★★

    The clothing. The cars. The pastels. This movie is cocaine. Is Scarface over the top? Yes. But for Brian de Palma to bring Oliver Stone's violent and excessive script to life, over the top is all we could have asked for.

  • Toy Story

    Toy Story

    ★★★★★

    Had the pleasure of watching this with my 3-year-old. I loved it. He loved it. Perfect movie. What else needs to be said?