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  • Plane

    ★½

  • Dual

    ★★½

  • There's Something Wrong with the Children

    ★★½

  • City Hall

    ★★½

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  • Plane

    Plane

    ★½

    This one got off to a rocky start because I lost my license and was refused a Bud Light at the theater, which I think would have made this HGH-B-movie go down a little better. Gerard Butler plays Captain Brodie Torrance (some other Butler character names include Mike Banning, Big Nick O'Brien, Dane Jensen, and Bob Viddick), an ex-RAF pilot, down on his luck and working New Year's Eve on a cheapo airline because he choke slammed a drunk air…

  • City Hall

    City Hall

    ★★½

    I guess this is a pretty good movie when it's about marginal/below-the-line city workers (mayoral underlings, cop wives, probation officers, law clerks, political bosses, mob flunkies, Bridget Fonda) and pretty silly when it's Pacino, Martin Landau, and Danny Aiello (singing "You'll Never Walk Alone"!) making a meal of the whole thing. BUT: I like fucking silly! Somehow Paul Schrader and Bo Goldman combined to write this thing. Cusack constantly quotes Huey Long and Pacino is a Greek American mayor who loves to drop Yiddish wisdom more than Westside Gunn says "AYO." Some good stuff, but basically a lobotomized Sidney Lumet film.

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  • Babylon

    Babylon

    ★★★½

    Hello, college!

  • Skinamarink

    Skinamarink

    ★★

    Unique movie. Didn't like it for pretty unique reasons? However: 3/4 packed AMC theater on a Saturday night in the middle of an atmospheric river? Complete with a few straight-up walk-outs and a collective "what the fuck" laugh after the end title card? Movies are fucking back.