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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★

    Emily Blunt and her husband lose a child because he’s a child and he makes noise, which attracts the scary alien creatures, and then they apparently decide “well, maybe a newborn will be quieter?” and she gets pregnant. This seemed like such a bad decision and made them very unsympathetic to me, I just couldn’t get past it. We find out way late in the movie that they do have a bunker area soundproofed with a single mattress (why aren’t…

  • Ishtar

    Ishtar

    ★★★

    It’s ok. Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman are not especially gifted comedic actors, but the part of this movie about them trying to make it as bad musicians is endearing enough. I would’ve liked this a lot more if the movie stuck with that. I was far less interested in them becoming unwitting CIA spies in Morocco, and then I pretty much tuned out completely when they’re wandering the desert because deserts are disgusting and I don’t like looking at…

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  • Face/Off

    Face/Off

    ★★★★★

    I saw this as a cynical, shitty teenager, and hated it. Even before revisiting it, I was deeply ashamed of this fact because I knew in my heart I was wrong. I am proud of how much I have matured in the last 17 years as a viewer of cinema, and that I can now recognize Face/Off as one of the greatest films of all time.

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    ★★★★★

    The thing Brooke Adams does with her eyes in this movie might be my favorite thing anyone has done in any movie.