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  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • High Fidelity
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Shaun of the Dead

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  • The Last Duel

    ★★★★

  • Dogfight

    ★★★★

  • Eternals

    ★★

  • Casablanca

    ★★★★★

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  • Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour

    Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour

    ★★★

    My daughter is convinced she’ll turn me into a true fan since I expressed my love of Folklore so we watched this last night. 

    I think this show was probably more impressive live than via the film. I didn’t get a good feel for all the choreography and production that went into the show. 

    The best direction came during the easiest moments when Swift played guitar or piano alone in the stage. 

    But I’m turning into a bigger fan so maybe the more exposure I get to her music the more I’ll appreciate this concert film.

  • Being John Malkovich

    Being John Malkovich

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This film is old enough that there is very little I can add. A unique take on the voyeuristic theme with extra touches on self-actualization and what it means to really live your life.

    For some reason, however, tonight is the first time I realized that while others get what they think they want the only two people who reach self-actualization and are truly happy are Lotte and Maxine. Craig gets to be a famous puppeteer even if he eventually…