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Favorite films

  • Young Frankenstein
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Spirited Away
  • The Last of the Mohicans

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  • Fletch

    ★★½

  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    ★★★★

  • Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters

    ★★★½

  • Time Warp Vol. 3: Comedy and Camp

    ★★★½

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  • Young Frankenstein

    Young Frankenstein

    ★★★★★

    Whenever someone asks me what is my favorite comedy, I usually pick this movie (sometimes it's Ruthless People). Such a classic for so many reasons. The first time I saw this in the theater the "Puttin' On The Ritz" scene made me laugh so hard I couldn't breathe. Highly recommended

  • Terminator: Dark Fate

    Terminator: Dark Fate

    ★★★

    This should get more love, if only for Linda Hamilton's over the top performance, and what should have been a breakout role for MacKenzie Davis as the "enhanced" warrior from the future. Recommended.

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  • I Wake Up Screaming

    I Wake Up Screaming

    ★★★½

    There's a lot to like in this film. The title alone is worth a watch. Set vaguely in NYC in the 1940's, the story involves the investigation of the murder of a young ingenue, Vickie, played by Carole Landis. The main suspect is her manager, Frankie, played a bit woodenly by Victor Mature, a Star rather than an actor. Things get complicated when Frankie begins to acknowledge feelings for Vickie's sister, Jill, played by Betty Grable, who was making a…

  • Wrath of Man

    Wrath of Man

    ★★★

    I watched this based on the reviews, but although I've been a consistent Ritchie fan, and loved The Gentlemen, this seemed a sort of by the numbers revenge flick, punctuated by frankly odd heist scenes. Jason Statham seems almost comatose most of the time, when he isn't shooting and/or torturing people. The now trademark narrative time shifts were ok, but I lost track of who was on what team. Not bad, but definitely not great.

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