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  • Crimes of Passion

    ★★★★

  • Body Heat

    ★★★★

  • Terminal USA

    ★★★★

  • In the Soup

    ★★★★½

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  • Crimes of Passion

    Crimes of Passion

    ★★★★

    Spends too much time on Bobby, the least interesting character, short-changing Perkins and leaving Potts in a thankless role. The script is simultaneously funny/smart and hampered by cliches that were dated even in ‘84. Some scenes go on too long. But ultimately it all rests on an absolutely incredible performance by Turner—uninhibited, expressionist, dense and nimble. She delivers without hesitation on material that very few known actors would have the guts to do. Not much I can compare it to.

  • Body Heat

    Body Heat

    ★★★★

    A bit sluggish after the crime starts but the leads & lurid atmosphere carry it. Watching this after Crimes of Passion, Turner seems very low-key by comparison.

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    I’m getting on my highest fun-hating horse and asking y’all to consider knocking a star or two off your reviews for this movie. I'm asking you to consider the real costs of Top Gun Maverick. It cost the producers $170 million, which they’ve now recouped twice over. It cost US taxpayers $753 billion in 2021. Thousands of civilians in a dozen countries killed as “collateral” in US airstrikes. 176,000 total dead in the Afghanistan war, including 46,000 civilians, and 24,000…

  • The Wicker Man

    The Wicker Man

    ★★★★

    The kids these days with their social networks and their raucous folk music and their maypoles and their sex party in the grass.