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  • The Seventh Victim

    The Seventh Victim

    ★★★½

    So that room Jacqueline rents pretty much takes Marie Kondo's Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up to its inevitable conclusion.

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    Au Hasard Balthazar

    ★★½

    I can completely understand why this movie is lauded but it is not for me.

    Here's some thoughts I had while watching this film:

    - Wow, donkeys are real furry when they are young.

    - So is that the sick girl? Is she dead? Wouldn't they be more upset if she was dead?

    - So everyone's grown up now and there's the whip. And there's the donkey.

    - Oh, they're hitting the donkey. I wonder how they filmed that.

    -…

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  • Defending Your Life

    Defending Your Life

    ★★★½

    One of my favorite versions of the afterlife.

    Originally saw it at a 2-for-1 sneek preview. Those were great. I think I saw this with City Slickers.

    I used to like this more though. Some of the jokes fall flat now, maybe because of age. Performances are still enjoyable. Buck Henry's almost silent role especially.

    But man, remember when CDs came in unnecessarily large boxes. Hell, remember CDs.

  • Outland

    Outland

    ★★★★

    Needed to watch something with Connery. Might be one of my favorite parts I've seen him in, mainly because he's practically a sad sack for the first half.

    Comparisons to High Noon are warranted I suppose, but that movie was really concerned with the cowardice of the masses in a way Outland isn't set up for. This movie is simple, and doesn't try too hard being something it isn't. Yes, this feels like a space western, and whether it feels…

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  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    ★★★★

    Yes, it plays like a Public Service Announcement for Middle America ca. 1967, but it is a beautifully acted Public Service Announcement.

    No, it hasn't dated that well, but when Tracy gives the speech at the end, and there's Katherine Hepburn looking on, eyes overflowing with tears, knowing that this will be Tracy's last moment on screen ... well it's one of those moments where the weight of what was happening outside the movie was greater than what was going on in the movie.

    And I'm not ashamed to admit, it kind of wrecked me.

  • The Naked Kiss

    The Naked Kiss

    ★★★★

    Kinda feel dumb for believing for a couple of minutes that Kelly was actually a traveling champagne saleswoman.