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  • Poltergeist
  • North Shore
  • Rear Window
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  • The Fat Albert Halloween Special

    ★★★

  • Night of the Comet

    ★★★½

  • American Beauty

    ★★★

  • Halloween Kills

    ★★★

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  • Night of the Comet

    Night of the Comet

    ★★★½

    I've got special nostalgic affection for this one. It was the first PG-13 movie I ever saw in the theater, alone - and I was 13! I felt like such a grownup.

    The movie's huge ace up its sleeve is the casting of its three central characters - although I wish Beltran was given just a bit more to do. They have great chemistry - and Stewart is such a charismatic pro - that they carry the film through the…

  • American Beauty

    American Beauty

    ★★★

    Another one I hadn't seen since the theater!

    Undeniably well-directed and acted - especially by Bening, who goes all-in here. And the music is iconic. Plus, there are two potent secrets revealed in the final act that definitely have an impact.

    My big problem is that the supporting characters (especially Bentley) are much more interesting than the central couple. This is one of those couples where you wonder how they even loved each other to begin with, so it's tough to care what happens to them.

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