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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★

    Hey, I wrote this: "What's most interesting about this take on Laurie is how, by refusing to be Myers' victim, she has instead allowed him to define her existence. She can't let go of the past – she can't let her guard down, not even for a second. Laurie was a carefree teenager who, armed only with a wire coat hanger and the will to live, fought back against an unstoppable evil and lived, but Myers wasn't the only person…

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★★★

    "On one level, Bad Times at the El Royale is an exploration of the aftermath of the 1960s. From the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War to the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr., the events of the '60s forever changed America. It was an era of movements – the women's movement, the civil rights movement, the anti-establishment movement. Anti-war protesters marched in the streets, bohemians and…

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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★★★

    "Evangeline Lilly is just fantastic in this role, effortlessly delivering on both sides of the action-comedy formula. She's able to exude charm, confidence, vulnerability, and emotion, making for an incredibly well-rounded and likable character that I cannot wait to see more of in 2019's Avengers: Infinity War follow-up. Likewise, Rudd makes an excellent Ant-Man, playing Scott as someone you care about; someone that when he messes up or does the wrong thing, you empathize with him, but you also can’t…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★★

    Co-written and directed by Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born is the third remake of William A. Wellman's 1937 film, which earned seven Academy Award nominations. George Cukor's 1954 adaptation, starring Judy Garland and James Mason, was nominated for six. The 1976 version, starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, earned four. Between the three films, only two Academy Awards were won: Best Writing (Original Story) in 1938 and Best Original Song in 1977. As producer, director, screenwriter, and star, Cooper…