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  • A Hard Day's Night

    ★★★★★

  • The Invisible Man

    ★★★½

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

  • Black Friday

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  • A Hard Day's Night

    A Hard Day's Night

    ★★★★★

    Maaaaaaaybe the most purely fun movie ever made? Trying to think of something more joyous than this and coming up blank. Still shockingly funny, a fascinating time capsule of the mid-60s generation gap and its accelerating impact on a culture that seemed permanently resistant to real change (perfectly captured in the scene where George mocks a professional teen-trend-setter), and even some subtle, barbed bits that suggest the somewhat terrifying nature of Beatlemania that the rest of the film sugarcoats (Lester…

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★½

    Honestly, this might be better than a 3.5 star movie: I fell asleep watching it one night with 20 minutes to go, then watched the rest after a long, deeply frustrating day.

    Great special effects, and surprisingly sadistic for one of the classic Universal monster movies. Definitely appreciated the fact that it's only 71 minutes long and hits the ground running with the main character already invisible and his pursuers racing to catch up.

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  • His Kind of Woman

    His Kind of Woman

    ★★★★

    *Stefon voice* This movie has EVERYTHING. Jane Russell in glamor wear. Don't give a fuck plotting. A sinking boat. Cool as ice Robert Mitchum. A Mexican resort. Incompetent gangsters. Vincent Price in a cape locking women in closets.

  • Body Heat

    Body Heat

    ★★★★

    I definitely miss when movies had sex scenes and erotically charged dialogue, before nerd shit took over everything. Thanks a lot, geeks!

    I'm curious if William Hurt's performance here inspired Jon Hamm at all during the first few seasons of MAD MEN -- they have a very similar way of underselling their lines. Also: Mickey Rourke was born to play the role of "oddly wise dirtbag."