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  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Office Space
  • Back to the Future

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  • Groundhog Day

    ★★★★★

  • Promising Young Woman

    ★★★½

  • Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story

    ★★★

  • Save Yourselves!

    ★★★½

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  • Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day

    ★★★★★

    I wish we could all live in the mountains at high altitudes. That’s where I see myself in 5 years, watching this movie on Groundhog Day pretty much every year. Classic.

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★½

    Really just a cathartic movie going experience in a lot of ways, so I’m willing to forgive the various plot holes and things that don’t make a whole lot of sense. Worth watching even with the ending, which undoes a little of my goodwill but not too much.

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  • Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

    Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

    ★★★★★

    Like a lot of the recent reviews, I saw this at a rare 35mm screening at the International House in Philly. It's Tarantino's personal print which has previously only been screened at Cannes in 2004 and for about two weeks at LA's New Beverly theater in 2011. Somehow the fine folks at Exhumed Films managed to convince Tarantino to lend them his copy for 3 showings.

    Several of the additions here are already available on the Japanese version of Vol…

  • An American Carol

    An American Carol

    After watching "In The Loop" on the 4th of July, I decided to go in the extreme opposite direction for my political comedy on July 5th.

    I'm not entirely sure how to rate this. As a straightforward comedy it's pretty abysmal. Lots of "fat guy fall down get stepped on!" and "fat guy smells" jokes. On genuine, intended humor I'll rate it one star based on the handful of times I actually laughed at something.

    But here's the way I…