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  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★★

    "Juries teach all men not to shirk responsibility for their own actions; without that manly attitude no political virtue can exist... Thus the jury, the most energetic method of asserting the people's rule, is also the most effective method of teaching them how to rule."
    Democracy in America (de Tocqueville)

    Let my government students pick which film to close out the year with, but I only gave them good options to pick from (the others: Night of the Hunter

  • Witness

    Witness

    ★★★½

    The two halves (gritty police thriller and quiet Amish romance) are both effective on their own terms, but they fit together a bit uneasily at times, particularly as the film moves inevitably toward its (slightly overwrought) climax. Still, some of the quieter passages are really marvelous, and so is Jarre's score.

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  • Olaf's Frozen Adventure

    Olaf's Frozen Adventure

    MISTER MOVIEGOER.

    YOU COULD HAVE ARRIVED AT THE "COCO" SCREENING 45 MINUTES LATE.

    I GAVE YOU ALL THE CLUES

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★½

    "We're all we've got."

    Thematically, this is like Toy Story 4 on steroids.

    Atheists should stop making space movies.