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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Jurassic Park
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • The Princess Bride

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  • Ratatouille

    ★★★★★

  • The Shop Around the Corner

    ★★★½

  • Army of the Dead

    ★★½

  • Once Upon a Time in China

    ★★★★

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

    I don’t completely buy into this as some masterwork, but I admire the deeply personal expression in a film on this scale, but that Kingdom Hearts II prologue feeling first hour is amazing, and the ending mostly works really well for me. 

    I do totally get why this is divisive, but I like it lots. Also, Keanu rules in this, as does Groff, who if we do another one of these, I want a lot more of

  • The Departed

    The Departed

    ★★★★★

    “Whats his name? The departed?”

    “You know who I am, you know me... you know who I am”

    So, Martin Scorsese, as always, really good at movies. Who else would use The Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter” and Dropkick Murphy’s “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” twice. EACH. This is perfectly executed pulpy crime soap opera story telling with some decent thematic heft. (Though I’m still just picking up on some of this thematic heft on my third viewing, it’s also not subtle.…