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  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Alien
  • Magnolia
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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  • Allied

    ★★½

  • A Walk Among the Tombstones

    ★★★

  • The Bob's Burgers Movie

    ★★★

  • The Cursed

    ★★★

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  • A Walk Among the Tombstones

    A Walk Among the Tombstones

    ★★★

    Liam Neeson has headlined enough action films post-Taken that they all blur into each other and out of memory. I don't watch most. The quality of the few I have has been lacking. A Walk Among the Tombstones has more going for it that most. Scott Frank, the expert screenwriter of Out of Sight, Logan, and Minority Report, adapted and directed this. I wasn't sure before starting it whether this one had David Harbour or Scoot McNairy in it, but…

  • The Bob's Burgers Movie

    The Bob's Burgers Movie

    ★★★

    Definitely had some great moments, but I missed some of the expert pacing of the best of Bob's TV episodes. Perhaps the necessity of time limits breeds the best results. Also, if they're not going to have Bill Hader do Mickey's voice, they should just retire the character.

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  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★

    In most ways, Nightmare Alley ticks all the right noir boxes - seedy underbelly, protagonist who habitually makes poor choices, a memorable femme fatales. However, your enjoyment of the film will probably rest on how much you need to like that protagonist. Also, if you have the patience for Alley's long runtime. There is enough story for 2 movies, and it doesn't have to take so long to get to its inevitable conclusion (though I appreciated how surprising it was…

  • Blow Out

    Blow Out

    ★★★★½

    Balls to the wall filmmaking (split screen, slow motion, spinning dolly shots, etc.) with a great starring performance from a young John Travolta. One of the great paranoid thrillers that capped off the decade most remembered for them.