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  • Rope

    Rope

    ★★★★½

    Fellas...

  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    ★★★★★

    For everything that it is: brilliant. Launched a genre of a dozen or so 'hag horror' films as the Golden Age of Hollywood came to a close and the studio system died.

    As a schlocky drive-in type movie? Entertaining as hell. Claustrophobic horror premise? Brilliantly tense. Commentary about the disposability of female actors in Hollywood, both in the studio system and ongoing, and how women are forced into competition with each other? Marvelous. Refracted through the meta lense of its…

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  • Napoleon Dynamite

    Napoleon Dynamite

    ★★★★½

    Generation 'If you could quote this movie on command you knew comedy. Were close friends with comedy. Were dating comedy - I swear she's real you guys, she's my old girlfriend from Oklahoma, she was gonna fly out here for the dance but she couldn't because she's doing some modeling right now.'

  • Now and Then

    Now and Then

    ★★★★½

    Stand By Girlhood
    feat. Brendan Fraser

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  • Mamma Mia!

    Mamma Mia!

    ★★★★★

    Walking into the back end of this year with the same stride as Colin Firth going into the "Waterloo" mid-credits sequence: knowing my fit is correct and that I've got the power of ABBA karaoke on my side.

  • Coco

    Coco

    ★★★★★

    Dazzling visuals and truly awe-inspiring world design. A point A-to-B-to-C plot line could have felt formulaic, but an emphasis on individuality without forsaking family or ties as a throughline keeps us cruising. Certainly one of the greatest and most impactful final 10-15 minutes of a movie I've ever seen. Gael Garcia Bernal frantically delivering PG-rated dialogue very much gives Joe Pesci in Home Alone 1 & 2 - as if I needed any more reason to be on board (with the movie or with the force of nature that is Gael Garcia Bernal in film). This movie makes me so happy.