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  • Bird Box

    Bird Box

    ★★

    Well it’s not very good. But let’s talk about why 2 of the surprise hits of the year are about apocalyptic worlds with creatures that demand you give up one of your senses to survive. 

    I mean, I get the apocalypse part, after all there are Nazi’s running the country (to be blunt). But why the senses?

    Aside from the fact that a hellscape where you’re doomed if you talk or listen, is basically social media, I think it’s because…

  • The Clock

    The Clock

    ★★★½

    Episodic romance, some episodes of which work well, some don't. Here now I will rank them.

    1. Losing each other in the subway (can you believe there was a time when you could conceivably lose another person and NEVER see them again?)
    2. Falling in love delivering milk
    3. Meet cute and hanging out in New York City
    4. Trying desperately to get married (seriously if these two crazy kids had realized that since no one would approve their quickie…

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  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption

    ★★★★★

    Because it was on.

    Which is also my official review. Because let's be honest, it's never going to be the best thing in your DVD collection. But it's always going to be the best thing on TV right now.

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★

    Anderson has this ability to create a world that is both clearly artificial yet completely authentic and fully lived in and characters who are broken and selfish, yet inexorably and compellingly human. If this were a 10 hour mini-series (oh would that it were) I'd gladly spend every minute of it in this reality with these people. Then I'd watch it again.