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  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Ben-Hur
  • War of the Worlds
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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • The Thief of Bagdad

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Look I’ve seen a lot of Kathleen Kennedy films and all the Lord & Miller stuff and I am absolutely going to trust her if she says they were not shooting enough to work with in post, not collaborating well and respecting the script of Lawrence freaking Kasdan, and taking the story off course . Rogue One to Solo to The Last Jedi is some of the best and most varied blockbuster filmmaking coming from a studio in this era and…

  • The Thief of Bagdad

    The Thief of Bagdad

    “This is the land of legend, where everything is possible when seen through the eyes of youth”

    A grand adventure if I ever saw one. So much better when Abu gets to be the real hero and the story is turned over to youthful imagination and wonder. Kind of hurried at the start but as it goes along and gets more into the action it’s a complete blast. The genie! The spider! Plus some incredibly strong romance!? Yes please. 

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  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    I’ve read just about every major critique of this movie from smart folks and friends (big overlap) and upon rewatch can confirm that none of it rings true for me. I really, really like this movie. Part of it is no doubt heightened by the pure hatred people have had for it and my intense paternal nature to defend anything I think has value from anger, but I also just fundamentally do not see any of the issues raised against…

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    Nothing really new here as far as Macbeth adaptations go, but it’s nonetheless well made and upholds the legacy that previous iterations have built. If anything I’m kind of shocked that it feels smaller than any other version. Even Welles’ hurried (but amazing) adaptation has a larger and more lived in quality to it. Coen keeps things simple and clean, letting the actors and the story bring the messiness. Even the fantastic sound design rarely gets multilayered or complex, but…