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  • Marked Woman

    Marked Woman

    ★★★

    Early Davis effort in a role that came after a string of flops, one of which being her 1935 Oscar win for Best Actress in Dangerous; Bette was quoted as calling her 1st (dark) victory a consolation prize for not claiming the statuette the previous year in Of Human Bondage.  
    This leightweight gangster-drama, on its own, is talky, and the pace is jumbled, but it's Davis's performance that really treats the audience. Her part is modest, at best, but it's here that we first see the makings of the actress who would go onto become the reigning queen of her profession.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★½

    I remember sitting in the movie theatre, amongst a group of awe-inspired teens and young adults, where all I could think was, "Why does the female lead look like the Wicked Witch of the West and was it really necessary to credit Vin Diesel for a part that only consists of the same line repeated over and over throughout the film?" Needless to say, my opinion of Marvel's latest "marvel", so to speak, was relatively low.

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  • Torch Song

    Torch Song

    ★★★

    Only Joan Crawford could chew up a scene, spit it out, then gobble it back up again without so much as missing a snarl to the audience.