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  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★★★

    Let’s take a trip down memory lane.


    Back half a century to a time when America still held on to its greatness.

    A different time than now when the president had enough integrity and was sufficiently secure in his beliefs, values, and having done the right things for our Nation, to trust and respect, and not fear, the Fourth Estate, the press. 

    A time when investigative journalists worked hard, strove deep, to get to the truth. And the truth, above…

  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★

    The sweetest movie ever made.

    A treacly confection lovingly crafted to soften the hardest of hearts.

    And for you cinephiles, this is Wes Anderson lite. A kid-friendly primer to the elaborate visual delights of Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonlight Kingdom.

    Paddington, that little bear from Peru, along with his adopted family the Browns, lives in a fanciful London with people and places both comfortingly familiar and ideally imagined as in the pop up pages of the book, the MacGuffin, at…

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  • Dracula

    Dracula

    ★★★★½

    Is it antiquated? Yes
    Is it stiff and stagey? Yes
    Is it overacted? Yes
    And above all, it is iconic.
    Search for the word typecast and you’ll find Lugosi as Dracula.
    Search for vampire and you’ll find that Bela was the first to utter the phrase “I never drink...wine.”
    In the hands of the early master of atmosphere, the maestro of the slow creep of fear and dread, Tod Browning, Dracula stands as THE monumental achievement in monsterdom.
    Encumbered with…

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ½

    So much horror.

    Horribly stupid. Horribly pointless plot. Horrible acting. Horrible "it's so dark I can't see a thing" camerawork. Horribly unnecessary CGI.
    Makes The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen look like the gold standard for these heavily laden monster mashes.
    I'd say everyone was miscast, but I have very little idea what their roles were supposed to be. Character development is not cardboard superficial, but tissue thin. Tom Cruise is totally unbelievable and incomprehensible. Sofia Boutella is no more than…