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  • The Shining
  • All That Jazz
  • Mulholland Drive
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  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    ★★★

  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

    ★★½

  • Superman III

    ★★

  • Superman II

    ★★½

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  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

    ★★★

    I had to tune my viewing frequency to 1960s musicals, so I could enjoy this film. A Sondheim musical with a gaudy 'look-at-me', stagey sheen of performance where hammy actors wink and nod their knowing impishness to the audience--this is not typically my bag. However, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is a fun breath of fresh air. Quite simply it's a mistaken-identity 'high-jinks' type of situational comedy that leads to male actors dressing in drag…

  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

    Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

    ★★½

    SUPERMAN IV really wanted to turnaround the franchise after the slapstick years with Richard Lester. I don't blame them for trying. Their hearts were in the right place. I wonder if Christopher Reeve himself was a key part of this momentum towards righting the ship as he does have a story credit on the film.

    At a point in SUPERMAN IV, Superman decides that he's going to do something good for the world as he now considers himself a citizen…

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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★½

    With all of its production value, gimmicky roving camera, and (falsely advertised) real-time narrative, 1917 is impressive to experience, but honestly is a little light on an emotional core. George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman lack the weight, it seems, to make me care about them. Honestly, the long, 'look-at-me' shots have such forward momentum and 'what's next' drama, the audience never really gets a moment to slow down and get to know these young soldiers. And, that's what I think…

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★½

    The reference to 'Nomad' in the title of Chloe Zhao's new film has a twofold meaning. Quite literally, Frances McDormand lives a nomadic existence. She lives in her van and travels across the expanse of the US countryside, stopping along the way for periods of seasonal work. She's like a member of an ancient pre-agriculture civilization, always moving, no home, following a roaming food source. Only she roams and camps in her van. In Zhao's film, Nomad also refers to…