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  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Airplane!
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • Halloween

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  • Fletch

    ★★★★

  • Clerks III

    ★★★★

  • Ænigma

    ★★★

  • Putney Swope

    ★★★½

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  • Skinamarink

    Skinamarink

    ★★★★★

    I, um,

  • Amsterdam

    Amsterdam

    ★★★

    I wonder what director other than David O. Russell could have really made something out of this. It really could have been a pretty amazing epic thriller/comedy/murder mystery on the parallel rises in fascism between 1933 and now. I’m thinking Spike Lee. BLACKKKLANSMAN would have been a good model to follow. Instead, Russell directs it like a screwball comedy. But he’s not Lubitsch and he’ll never be. The mystery at the core of it is a cleverly-conceived one, but the writing is so obvious and clunky. The actors still make it worthwhile, though I’m sick of seeing Robbie wasted on a non-character like this.

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  • Possession

    Possession

    ★★

    Joyless 2-hour trudge that's an awkward blend of Euro horror with relationship drama. Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani work out their dysfunctional marriage in completely histrionic fashion, and also there's a devil octopus creature of some sort. Adjani gives an unhinged, fearless performance that the movie doesn't earn. Some unique bizarre moments, but it's a long slog to get to them, with a nasty misogynist edge. The director claims to have written this while going through a divorce, and boy, does it feel like it.

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    I think I hate this movie more than I've hated a movie in a long long time. I hate everything about it from its quirky young adult teenagers to its quirky young adult adults to its smug attitude toward death to its whiny white male protagonist to its aggressively unfunny film parodies to the fact that nobody came close to realizing that it would have been way more interesting if it were from the girl's point of view and called…