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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★★

    Basically a series of Queen music videos strung together by a just-serviceable-enough musical biopic that covers all the standard bases of musical biopics. The humble beginning! The meteoric rise to fame! The sin of pride! The tragic downfall! The inevitable return to those humble beginnings! The same stuff you've seen before in 'Walk the Line' and 'Ray' and 'Get On Up' and so many others!

    Yeah, it's nothing special, but it's at least an entertaining film with some (unsurprisingly) excellent…

  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    ★★★★★

    The extended director's cut.

    Re-watched this October 30th and still haven't written anything about the experience. The first thing I can say is that I always forget what an incredible film this is until the next most recent viewing.

    I think the thing that makes 'The Exorcist' so enduringly terrifying isn't the makeup effects, or the acting, or the haunting images of a young girl transformed into something decidedly inhuman. I think what makes the movie frightening is the complete…

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  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★★★

    It never gets old.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

    When 'The Force Awakens' came out, I remember feeling a little concerned. Not because I didn't enjoy the movie, but because I foresaw Disney taking what might be the lazy route in making these new 'Star Wars' movies. The series' fictional universe is absolutely massive, with near-unlimited opportunities to tell stories that are new and unique.

    But I was afraid Disney would be stuck rehashing the original trilogy, in the same way 'The Force Awakens' did for the original 'Star…