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  • The Godfather
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Seven Samurai
  • Casablanca

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  • ERASED

    ★★★★½

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

  • Night Has a Thousand Eyes

    ★★★½

  • The Road Home

    ★★★★½

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  • ERASED

    ERASED

    ★★★★½

    Regardless of how you may feel about anime, this 2016 miniseries (12 episode, 287 minute) is a thrilling sci-fi mystery thriller that's worth seeing ... appealing characters and a story filled with sly twists and simmering tension, "Erased" began as the manga "The Town Where Only I Am Missing," written and illustrated by Kei Sanbe. The manga and the anime series were well-received and were quickly followed by a live action film in March 2016, and a Netflix live-action series…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

    Enjoyable if for no other reason than it feels a bit different than the usual Marvel film. It is about a struggle between Shang-Chi's estranged father and his rivals for possession of ten rings which grant their wearer immortality and great power. While Shang Chi and his sister both cut ties with their father years ago, family duty and simple survival draw them back into a world they would rather not be a part of. Character building and family dynamics…

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  • The Seventh Seal

    The Seventh Seal

    ★★★★★

    Weird movie. Takes place near the sea, but there wasn't a single seal.

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★½

    There's not much new to be said about one of the best sci-fi action adventure flicks of all time. Quippy dialog and hammy acting rooted in the classic mid-20th century sci-fi serials, a fast-moving story, rousing music and spectacular special effects all combine in a nearly flawless way for the cinematic experience of a lifetime. The film industry has changed quite a bit since then in terms of visual technique and digital effects, but the basic storytelling really doesn't get…