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  • Back to the Future
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Before Sunrise

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  • Jerry & Marge Go Large

    ★★★★

  • Bad Moon

    ★★★

  • Howl

    ★★

  • Morbius

    ★★★

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  • Jerry & Marge Go Large

    Jerry & Marge Go Large

    ★★★★

    Well it's official: I've gone soft. I probably always was, but maybe my critical faculties weren't as easily deactivated in decades past. A couple weekends ago, 4 new mid-range movies came straight to the streaming-verse: "Spiderhead" on Netflix, "Cha Cha Real Smooth" on Apple+, "Good Luck to You Leo Grande" on Amazon Prime, and "Jerry & Marge Go Large" on Paramount+. And I dutifully watched each one without any real expectations ("Leo Grande" held the most promise to me, the others…

  • Bad Moon

    Bad Moon

    ★★★

    Based on a novel, distributed by a major studio, yet everything about what you see on screen as well as the movie's reputation ever since indicates "straight to video". Those were the days in the '90s, the final days in fact, when lower budget genre pictures were still getting greenlit by respectable production companies and getting released into theaters. I don't want to say for sure that that's why this movie is more enjoyable than other stray werewolf titles I've…

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  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    Pragmatic!

    Is the best way to describe this scrappy, intense, black-comedy thriller from the rising master of scrappy, intense, black-comedy thrillers Jeremy Saulnier. Like his debut "Murder Party", this is a chamber piece, confining a young punk band to mostly one room of a neo-Nazi club they made the mistake of playing at, where they become sitting ducks after witnessing a murder. And close quarters suit Saulnier's modus operandi impeccably, as he once again tackles a succinct premise with an…

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    10 Cloverfield Lane

    ★★★★½

    Oooh yeah! One of those movies that reignites my love for the medium, not that it was flagging or anything, but this actually thrilled me physically and as a (formerly) prospective writer myself. I never wanted to be avant garde or anything – my dream was to write and/or make smart but accessible entertainment like this (and preferably in genre territory), so to see it pulled off so expertly every now and then in movies like "10 Cloverfield Lane" feels…