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  • La Notte
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • Scarecrow
  • Viva Las Vegas

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  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    ★★

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    ★★★★★

  • The Divided Brain

    ★★★½

  • Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk

    ★★★

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  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    ★★

    Watched through pandemic goggles, it's about how several people die because one guy refuses to get vaccinated.

  • The Pallbearer

    The Pallbearer

    ★★

    Assuming this got Weinsteined but it's just a fish out of water occasionally gasping for life. Schwimmer is terrible--or brilliant if live-action Eeyore was the goal. Would definitely not have predicted that the director of this lite, defanged The Graduate would one day make a three-hour Batman movie.

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  • Star Trek Into Darkness

    Star Trek Into Darkness

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

    I hate this movie for all its cutesy quoting of Wrath of Khan while trying and spectacularly failing to sublet its gravitas. I hate it for casting the whitest actor on Earth as a man named Khan Noonien Singh. I hate it for the way that every shot in the back half is a three-ring circus of lens flares, cluttered sets, and CGI embellishments. I hate it for turning Spock into Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory". I hate it…

  • Failure to Launch

    Failure to Launch

    ★★

    Kathy Bates has this beautiful moment at the end of the film where she worries about living alone with her husband of 35+ years for the first time in decades "because what if he doesn't like me?" It made me angry that I'd spent the last 100 minutes watching this movie instead of that one.