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  • The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye

    ★★★★½

    Viewed with the Coolidge Corner Theater's virtual Seminar series, hosted by Slate senior editor Sam Adams, to benefit theater employees during the coronavirus outbreak.

  • The Out-of-Towners

    The Out-of-Towners

    ★★★

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    "You chased a dog and you beat a horse. You're stronger than you think."

    I had a very visceral reaction to this movie because I identify way too much with Jack Lemmon's character when I travel. The anxiety was almost unbearable at times, because I could see myself reacting in the same way he was. Horrifying. Anyway, this is a nice little comedy with that trademark Neil Simon dialogue and Lemmon gives a manic performance that fits the material.

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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    "You've always been the caretaker. I should know sir - I've always been here."

    Film #4 in Hoop-Tober

    Seriously, though, if a guy tells you some place is built on top of an Indian burial ground, that's a dealbreaker as far as staying there for ANY length of time!

    This is my pick for the greatest horror film of all time. It firmly resides in my top 20 favorite movies of all time and I enjoy it at least a…

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs

    ★★★★★

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

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    "I don't wanna kill anybody. But if I gotta get out that door, and you're standing in my way, one way or the other, you're gettin' outta my way."

    A motley crew of, um, colorful personalities set out on a diamond heist that goes terribly wrong. Who set them up? Which one of them is a rat? It's the feature film debut of one of my personal favorite directors…