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  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    ★★½

    One of the many "it grows on you" Will Farrell films. The jokes that hit really hit, but most of the comedy falls flat.

    I love lamp.

  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★★

    It took me a long while to understand Mookie's decision in Do The Right Thing.

    It doesn't take much introspection to get the point of BlacKkKlansman, ya dig? And rightfully so.

    Everyone should watch this film. Sure, some of the messaging is heavy-handed, but I think we've gone way past subtle messaging when addressing the issues this film deals with in the past and their obvious replication today. I think some people need this slap in the face.

    "WAKE UP!!"

    I loved this film. One of my favorites of the year. Sho nuff.

  • Westworld

    Westworld

    ★★★★★

    "Boy, have we got a vacation for you."

    And a memorable one, too. One of my favorite films from my childhood, and I got my son to watch this with me, and he was grabbed from the beginning. This film is perfectly set-up. Great introduction of the characters, the resort, the possibilities, and the gradual reveal of the park breakdown. I think it's a testament to how good the story and film is that it can grab a 17 year-old's…

  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★★½

    Quite possibly the best end-credits sequence ever.

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★★

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

    Upon second viewing, it cemented my thought that the first 45 minutes of this film are perfect. The character introductions are outstanding, the directorial choices are great, and Coopers and Gaga's musical intros are perfect. The shot of Gaga looking at Cooper on the bar top (and effectively looking directly at the viewer) knocked me for a loop.

    The fact that Gaga took acting lessons, Cooper took musical lessons, and they both end up excellent on screen displaying their new…

  • Witness

    Witness

    ★★★★★

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

    This is a Great Film.

    I saw this film on opening night in 1985, as a 17 year old senior in high school, and I think it instilled in me a true sense of what justice should be, unrealistic as it may be in the real world, and something we don't see much in films today.

    Seeing this again and watching the finale, when an unarmed John Book is able to convince the main villain that he is, in fact,…

  • Lilo & Stitch

    Lilo & Stitch

    ★★★★½

    Brilliant family film.

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    ★★★★

    Definitely deserved the Oscar for Best Make Up,

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★★½

    A fun and enjoyable film.

    Malek is great as Freddie (as are the other actors). Malek carries the weight of the film, and even though we only get a superficial view of his life, I think they did a good job of what they wanted: to not tarnish his image.

    We also get a superficial view of the band's success. The confidence they exude seems as if the characters in the story already know the story ahead of time.

    With…

  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★

    Is there any film Joaquin Phoenix is not good in?

  • Beautiful Boy

    Beautiful Boy

    ★★★★

    A hard film to watch, especially as a father of not only a son nearing the age of Nic, but also one who resembles Timothée!

    I think the main message of the film is obvious, but it's the struggle of Steve as the father, David, that really hit me hard. We've seen the struggles of drug addicted characters before, but David's struggle in trying in every possible way to help, while also dealing with his own guilt in the matter, is what added to the helplessness felt while watching the story evolve.

    The actors do a great job, and the emotional story is well told.

  • Taxi Hunter

    Taxi Hunter

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

    Although I have never seen this film, I chose its title from a Hong Kong Cinema book way back in 1997 to be my screen name for about 15 years.

    For those of you who may have known a Taxihunter online: it me!