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  • Clear and Present Danger

    Clear and Present Danger

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I remembered far less about this movie than I did from Patriot Games, but ended up liking it a lot more. Particularly appreciated the downbeat, messy ending. I wonder if that was controversial at the time.

  • The American President

    The American President

    ★★★

    As recently as 2015 it probably would’ve been easy to give this four stars for being a charming rough draft for the West Wing’s comforting-if-naive political wish fulfillment.

    Now it feels considerably more naive and less comforting.

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  • Emma.

    Emma.

    ★★★★

    Lovely all around, and a great cast.

    I never would've watched this on my own, but now I need to figure out how to rate movies as a married guy.

    There's no such thing as an objective review of a movie, but I have always tried to weight my opinions for how effectively the movie does what it sets out to do.

    Being married is going to expand what I watch to films I really never would've considered, I'm not…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    This is among the most beautiful animated films I’ve seen, funny from start to finish, and I think it draws from comic lore and embraces all of its silliness without making that an obstacle to new viewers.