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  • Boogie Nights
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Licorice Pizza
  • The Master

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  • Don't Look Up

    ★★★

  • Apples

    ★★★★

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    ★★★

  • Tear Along the Dotted Line

    ★★★★½

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There's always that one line in Wes Anderson movies that just knocks me sideways. He knows the moment in this one. He acts coy and he toys with it, but it stills hits as hard. It's the line from Jeffrey Wright where he says "with good luck, maybe we'll find what eluded us in the places we used to call home."

    I'm a big believer in the idea that we can learn so much from other places. Not everywhere has…

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    ★★★★★

    I'll always debate with myself on which is Wes Anderson's best (today my head is telling me that it's Rushmore), but I know deep in my heart that The Darjeeling Limited will always be my favorite child.

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  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★★

    I generally like Adam McKay (I gave both The Big Short and Vice a generous 8/10) so I bought into the hype a little bit, but I just felt as though the execution wasn't there for this one. It could have been a lot sharper. I was at least hoping it would be funnier. JLaw was my MVP of the ensemble. The Globes (which are still happening, if via press release) will eat this up.

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    ★★★

    This has felt at least 20 years old for a long time.

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  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    ★★★★½

    "Comedy is tragedy in a wide shot."

    Jim Cummings zooms in.

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★½

    bo-bo bo-bo-bo

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    Okay, my dumb nothing 'review' keeps getting likes so I better set a good example and add some thoughts. I'm not totally blown away but I'll admit it was better than I expected, I dug its go-for-broke energy and liked that it focused on Superbia instead of Rent, not that I know anything about Rent. I think it helped to have low expectations though I do generally like Lin-Manuel Miranda. I definitely thought it was about to…