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  • The Warriors
  • My Darling Clementine
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  • DC Showcase: The Spectre

    ★★★½

  • Hit the Ice

    ★★★½

  • Firestarter

    ★★★

  • Destry Rides Again

    ★★★★

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  • DC Showcase: The Spectre

    DC Showcase: The Spectre

    ★★★½

    DC Showcase: The Spectre is an animated film about a murdered Hollywood producer. One of the detectives, Jim Corrigan (Gary Cole), is a supernatural being known as the Spectre. He's less interested in taking before a court of law as he is in making them pay in a more dramatic fashion. Although this is a short film, we see several people receive their just deserts.

    Although I can't imagine a feature-length film about the Spectre, I ten-minute film is great. And the animation here is really good.

  • Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

    Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

    ★★★½

    Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is probably my favorite of the DC animated features.

    In this movie, Lex Luthor is a good guy, and he's the head of the Justice League—on another Earth, anyway. He's been battling the Crime Syndicate, and they've been winning. They've killed all of the members of the Justice League except Lex. He steals something called the Quantum Trigger and somehow passes through dimensions to our Earth. He wants the Justice League to come with…

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    Confession time: I never really loved Top Gun all that much when I saw it back in 1986. My friends loved it and I merely liked it. I wasn't a cineaste back in the 1980s, and I didn't know who Tony Scott was, but I just felt like I was being manipulated: You will like this movie! I always get antsy when someone tries to force me into something.

    So I went into Top Gun: Maverick hesitantly. The theater was packed,…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    When a movie gets stuck in my head and I continue to think about it, one of two things happens: either it gets better and better in my mind, or it loses luster. The Batman is a film that I continued to think about after it ended—even thinking about it the next day—but the more I thought about it the more I felt dissatisfied.

    The film is fairly long (almost three hours) and the plot rather labyrinthine, but the basic…