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  • Aliens
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • The Princess Bride
  • Stand by Me

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  • The Prestige

    ★★★★½

  • The Red Shoes

    ★★★★½

  • Look Both Ways

    ★★★

  • Cyrano

    ★★★½

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  • No Retreat, No Surrender

    No Retreat, No Surrender

    ★★★

    Continuing my over-30-years-late JCVD obsession, I found this godawful delight from 1985. A bullied teenage boy is visited & trained by the ghost of his idol Bruce Lee. Seriously. I kind of loved this. Pure ‘80s cheese, which always makes me nostalgic. The only downside is that JCVD is barely in this. Plus he’s a baddie. I like ass-kicking mullet-head sexy-splits good-guy Van Damme.

  • Dog

    Dog

    ★★½

    I’m behind on reviewing movies & it probably doesn’t say much for this film that I forgot I’d even watched it when going through my diary to catch up. Channing Tatum is fine as a soldier with PTSD & I always like 1. Dog movies and 2. Road trip movies so this was an interesting combo of both. But Tatum’s character was a bit unlikeable so I cared much more about what would happen to the dog. The movie is fine - just a bit forgettable & very predictable.

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  • Another Round

    Another Round

    ★★★½

    Very good film with excellent performances, especially from Mads Mikkelsen. Not quite as good as Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt but I thought it did a great job capturing how many of us feel as we get older. I could relate to Mikkelsen’s character & dissatisfaction. Want to say I “enjoyed” this but also found it very depressing as I think I could relate to it a little too much. But that’s the sign of a great film & performance.

  • Rain Man

    Rain Man

    ★★★★

    First time watching this again in a long time. Still a great film. Hoffman was deserving of his Oscar but Cruise was also even better than I remembered. Love their relationship by the end. One of the more enjoyable Best Picture winners.