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  • Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood

    ★★★★

  • Bumble Boogie

    ★★★★½

  • Casey Bats Again

    ★½

  • Trees

    ★★★

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  • Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood

    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood

    ★★★★

    There's a scene in here that is just Lou Costello getting the shit beat out of him for a solid five minutes and it's some of the best slapstick comedy I've ever seen.

    It's a shame so many of the pop culture references have faded in relevancy because it hides just how smartly written this whole thing is. A few minutes of research add enough context to Nat Perrin and Lou Breslow's script to reveal many of the slower moments…

  • Bumble Boogie

    Bumble Boogie

    The clear highlight of Melody Time. Jack Kinney's colourful animation makes an excellent pairing with Freddy Martin's jazzy take on Flight of the Bumblebee, with the story bringing the song's frenetic energy to life in fascinating new ways.

    At just three minutes, it's barely a footnote when compared to most of the other Melody Time entries. Admittedly, Flight of the Bumblebee is a short song with an energy that's hard to follow for long. But it's a bummer to see this end as soon as it begins when other entries find ways to drag on for what feels like forever.

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  • Selah and the Spades

    Selah and the Spades

    RANKINGS: 2019

    There is a very good film hiding somewhere in Selah and the Spades but this isn’t it.

    The first thing that becomes apparent when watching this film is how desperately it wants to be a woke Mean Girls. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Very few comedies have understood high school quite as well as the 2004 classic but the primarily straight white focus makes it not quite as timeless as it could be. Woke Mean Girls…

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    RANKINGS: 2018 | Mission: Impossible

    The Mission: Impossible franchise consists largely of a series of increasingly complex studio-funded suicide attempts by Tom Cruise and I'll be damned if it doesn't make for one of the most memorable action franchises in history. With the exception of the lackluster second entry, nearly every single one has been better than the last. Fallout is no exception and is very likely to go down in history as one of the greatest action films of…