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  • Superman
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  • Raising Arizona
  • Das Boot

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  • The Searchers

    ★★★½

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★½

  • Alison's Birthday

    ★★★

  • Tilbury

    ★★★

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  • The Searchers

    The Searchers

    ★★★½

    A visual feast and its influence shows up in every scene. But it is well past its expiration date narratively. I'd hedge against that and inch this rating up due to its value as a classic if I enjoyed the performances more. Also, I'm holding a grudge for trying to pass off Monument Valley in AZ and UT for Texas.

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★½

    Loved very creative decision made in this.

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  • Superman

    Superman

    ★★★★★

    This movie altered my DNA as a kid. It's been my sentimental favorite ever since.

    I think what I love most is Superman's earnest tone. This movie radiates goodness and optimism. For a 70s flick, there isn't an ounce of cynicism in here. Also, while it's funny, it is never silly. It winks in the direction of camp, but never drifts over into cheesiness. It's too busy being genuine. Donner (bless him, RIP) took the Salkinds' money, patted them on…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★½

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

    Fun and flawed.  

    My opinion of these things went up:

    🕸 Tom Holland's acting chops. This emoting. You got me, sir.

    🕸 The power of nostalgia to more than ably carry an otherwise anemic narrative on its back.

    🕸 Feige's almost frightening power to hire whoever he wants to do whatever he wants. Not sure it’s good thing, but I can’t deny it’s an impressive thing. Cannot believe this was allowed to happen, like legally, contractually. 

    🕸 The cultural…