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  • Moneyball
  • Snatch
  • Almost Famous
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  • Cry Macho

    ★★★

  • Chimes at Midnight

    ★★★★

  • Army of Shadows

    ★★★½

  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    ★★

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  • Chimes at Midnight

    Chimes at Midnight

    ★★★★

    I wasn't expecting an incredible battle scene in the middle of this, so that was a pleasant surprise. The comedy doesn't always hit, but the drama is top notch, so this is one of the best Shakespeare adaptations. By far the most frustrating thing about late career Welles is the awful sound quality. It cripples his Othello and is an issue again here, though not to that extent.

  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

    ★★

    This movie makes no sense and is surprisingly dull, but it isn't a painful watch. The kills are bland and there aren't any scary or even startling moments. Somehow I didn't hate it even though it has pretty much nothing going for it. I may be giving it too much credit for not being actively unpleasant to watch, which can be the case with quite a few slasher sequels.

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★

    I know Tarantino has never been big on plot, but there needs to be more there than this. Instead of crafting anything resembling a coherent story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a loose collection of vignettes that are more a collection of ideas that Tarantino thought would make great scenes in better films shoved together into a messy, overlong film. Individually, most of the scenes are actually pretty good and for the most part they're enjoyable viewing, but…

  • Garfield

    Garfield

    ★½

    Why was this ever a thing and how did it get a sequel? It is just dull, there really isn't anything remotely funny or charming about this, but at least it isn't too painful to watch. The only good thing to come out of this movie is Bill Murray's stories about how he thought that it was being written by Joel Coen and not Joel Cohen. Also, how did they miss the chance to use the line, "Dogs and cats…