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  • All Through the Night

    All Through the Night


    Bogie and friends vs. Nazis in NYC. Lighthearted escapism, with nearly nonstop snappy retorts.  Entertainingly preposterous, if overlong.

    Trivia - My first awareness of this movie was seeing the poster in Gopher’s cabin during episodes of The Love Boat!

  • The Wild Bunch

    The Wild Bunch


    Stunning on every technical level, with iconic performances.  Quite an essay on the death of the Old West, too.

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


    Oddly restless and rushed from the opening seconds.  The episodic structure this time was mostly unimpressive.  Unsatisfactory character arcs and resolution.  Often ridiculous.  Some good battle scenes.

    Y’all owe Mr. Johnson an apology.  I hope he’s laughing at you, right now.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049


    Does anyone under the age of 40-45 care about BLADE RUNNER? I'd like to think so, but there aren't enough of them. Some of the reviews I've read, from otherwise very insightful and intelligent critics, call 2049 "dull", "plodding", "confusing". Really inconceivable, to me. Again, it's history repeating itself. Folks don't want to think, to work for answers. To see connections. To consider what is beyond the visuals, which again are simply astounding. They may well outdo the original film.…