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  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Come and See
  • The Wrestler

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  • Christmas at the Drive-In

  • A Christmas Story Christmas

    ★½

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★½

  • Four Christmases

    ★★½

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  • Christmas at the Drive-In

    Christmas at the Drive-In

    I love that this is a niche Danica McKellar has nestled herself into for the last decade.

    Incidentally, this entire film seems to have been shot with Google Meets background blur. That's kind of an interesting spectacle.

  • A Christmas Story Christmas

    A Christmas Story Christmas

    ★½

    I don't hold the original Christmas Story on any kind of unreasonable pedestal. I have heard, I think, every detracting take there is to be had about it: that it's selling you someone else's nostalgia, that it's vapid, consumerist, not especially interesting or endearing...and of course, that it is or has become bad, by means of being foisted upon us year after year, marathon after marathon, collectible after collectible. I hear all of those things, and consider them, and can…

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  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★½

    The Father was hypnotic and devastatingly sad. If someone in your life has suffered or is suffering dementia, this may be an important, but difficult watch for you. It is illuminating, giving a rare glimpse into the experience of a person suffering dementia as their world makes less and less sense. This is the film version of unreliable narration, and it is executed in a flawless, thoughtful way.

    Hopkins and Coleman are doing some of their best work, and this…

  • Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

    Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

    ★★

    How disappointing.

    It's just the content from the 2013 Funny or Die fake movie trailer, only stretched out to almost two hours in length. I chuckled a couple times, sure. Credit where it's due. But I was mostly bored.