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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Jurassic Park
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • The Princess Bride

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  • Rocky II

    ★★★½

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★★½

  • Hercules

    ★★★★

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    ★★★½

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  • Rocky II

    Rocky II

    ★★★½

    Easily the worst of the “good” Rocky movies, but something between the Rocky brand earnestness and that final fight just hit me good. 

    Rocky reading Adrian the very bad poetry he wrote for her just gets to me, okay?

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★★½

    Life tends to happen in the little bits between the parts we think will be most important. 

    Easily my favorite French New Wave film I’ve seen thus far

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  • First Knight

    First Knight

    ★★

    Honestly flabbergasted at many choices here, among them that Arthur meets Guinevere what seems like a two hour ride away from the city. 

    For real, though, this is a somewhat insane way to adapt this part of the legend. On paper? This makes sense, a mid 90s romantic adventure epic featuring some big stars, but every choice as an adaptation just… baffles me. Lancelot isn’t even a Knight? He’s just some dude who is good at sword fighting? But he’s…

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★½

    Did not come here today expecting to enjoy the humanity of a sad sharkmin looking longingly at the city streets, hoping to find some sense of belonging, and yet here we are. 

    Too gory for my taste, and shaggier than it needs to be, but Gunn and I share many idiosyncrasies apparently, because literally every blockbuster should be more like this. 

    Actual characters, inventive, and yet clearly staged action, and filled with stylistic flourishes, yeah. I’m here for all of this. The oddball humor and the sweet heart underneath all of it, most of these other movies need to work harder, is all I’m saying.