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  • Closer

    Closer

    Very horny but not sexy at all.

  • Erin Brockovich

    Erin Brockovich

    Endlessly re-watchable crowd-pleaser. Julia is such a gift, as is the character of Erin.

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  • Hello, Dolly!

    Hello, Dolly!

    Watching, I thought about how there isn’t an actor today who has star quality that even approaches Ms. Streisand’s (or Judy Garland’s, or Julie Andrews’s, or Gene Kelly’s). I think it has to do with film being a photographic medium, with an emphasis on naturalism, restraint, and subtlety in performance—and not for no good reason. This emphasis has only increased as the medium has matured and method acting has become de rigeur. But with a musical, the audience is already…

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    Not as many umbrellas as I remember.