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  • Grease
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Walkabout
  • Mad Max 2

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  • The Long Night

    ★★★

  • Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace

    ★★★½

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    Paul Thomas Anderson is probably the film maker of his generation, not as flashy as Tarantino or others, but in his own subtle way has created a body of work that I think is up there with the great film makers in cinema history.

    I say this because Licorice Pizza, with its nostalgic bent and complicated premise, is the most assured work of his career this far. The film is essentially plotless, more of a coming of age tale, with…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★½

    While I enjoyed the nostalgia the front 2/3 of this film is slavish to it to a fault, I personally found that obnoxious to say the least. There is a solid build up to a scene between Kilmer and Cruise that was nice to see and was probably the best part of that nostalgic trip.

    Clearly I didn’t think the film was amazing but the action photography is very well done and gave the film a nice visceral punch when…

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