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  • Citizen Kane
  • North by Northwest
  • Double Indemnity
  • The Wizard of Oz

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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★

  • Dopesick

    ★★★★½

  • The Mist

    ★★½

  • The Offer

    ★★★★

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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★

    Works on certain levels (let's say with Cooper Raiff's character being someone you root for and also with the writing which has some really sweet moments) but also fails on other levels (some of the casting, including Dakota Johnson, didn't work for me and the directing isn't anything special). So you've got this young filmmaker who stars, directs, writes and produces his own film and I guess I'd like to see what he can do when directed by someone else. The star of this movie for me was Vanessa Burghardt as Lola.

  • Dopesick

    Dopesick

    ★★★★½

    Along with Chernobyl, this is probably the saddest limited series I've watched in recent years. But it's also one of the most important with a finish that hasn't quite been written. Or at least one can hope there is still a future series ending for the Sackler Family that hasn't been fully explored. Regardless, amazing performances by Michael Keaton, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosario Dawson and Michael Stuhlbarg as the evil Richard Sackler, This won't be a fun show to watch but people need to see it.

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  • Gaia

    Gaia

    ★★★

    Creepy film about creeping roots and mushrooms and spores and other things in the forest that will make me want to continue my Covid in-house quarantine a little longer. South African horror film which I watched to wrap up Day One of the virtual SXSW festival. Well-done, but I have no idea what its last 20 minutes told me was the reason all the weird stuff was happening. Horror fans might give it an extra star.

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★★

    So, so happy I was able to introduce Mr. Rogers to my older sons tonight as we journeyed to the one theater in Houston playing this movie to see it together. What a delightful, engrossing, entertaining message this film delivers to its audience and seeing it in a real theater with other appreciative fans (either those who grew up with Mr. Rogers or many like my sons who had never seen him) just enhanced the experience even more. I don't…