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  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Princess Bride
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Real Genius

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  • Luca

    ★★★★

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★½

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★

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  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★

    The most Miyazaki-like of any Pixar film. In a good way. I wish it were a little less conventional and a little more Miyazaki like. But still, I enjoyed this a lot. It's sort of Ponyo meets Porco Rosso crossed with Finding Nemo and a tiny bit of Breaking Away? Okay maybe not that last one.

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★

    I have to be honest, I didn't watch this movie for the longest time because I was afraid it would be terrible and stomp on my memories of one of my very favorite movies. Well, it wasn't terrible! It's badly paced and contains way too many on the nose references to the original film, but it's got some heart and some fun characters and clever moments. Not even I, a superfan, need literally the same music cues played at every…

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  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★★

    As a metaphor for climate change it's kind of a failure. As an indictment of our society in general, from politicians to the media, it's much more effective--especially given the past two years. Oh, and Jennifer Lawrence is still the best.

  • CODA

    CODA

    ★★★★

    My favorite Apple TV+ film so far, “CODA” is a story about a young woman with a deaf family who falls in love with music. From that description, you can pretty much imagine what story the movie will tell, and you’d be exactly right. But it’s more than just that log line. The family business is fishing, and the entire industry is struggling, especially the little guys, so there’s a storyline about how fishermen can collectively organize and how a…