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  • My Man Godfrey
  • Misery
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
  • The Master

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  • Personal Best

    ★★★½

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★

  • Classic Albums: Steely Dan - Aja

    ★★★★

  • Happy New Year

    ★★★½

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  • Personal Best

    Personal Best

    ★★★½

    There’s a lot to like in this movie, from the performances to the dialogue (written by Robert Towne, making his directorial debut), but probably my favorite aspect is the fact that my #1 Billy Joel deep cut — “Rosalinda’s Eyes” from 52nd Street — makes multiple appearances on the soundtrack, along with songs by Kenny Loggins, Boz Scaggs, and Michael McDonald. Wait, was I the music supervisor of this movie? I know I was only two years old at the time, but that seems to be the only reasonable explanation.

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★

    Cage really brings it; between this and Mom and Dad and Pig, his career’s in the midst of a very exciting upswing. As for the film itself ... it didn’t quite measure up to its star for me. The stuff about “Nick Cage,” washed up actor is funny and sad. The subplot about Cage working for the CIA morphs the story into a less appealing form. The spy sequences are too silly for the more melancholic side of Cage’s performance…

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    Another Bong hit.

  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

    ★★★½

    A few minutes after my screening of Lightyear started, a mom and a young girl — I’d guess she was maybe 10 or 11 years old — arrived at the theater, and sat down right next to me. At first I was annoyed because I’m a germaphobic weirdo and I like to keep a little space around me at the theater these days if at all possible. This mom and daughter didn’t even leave me a buffer seat. For a…