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  • Animal Crackers
  • The Third Man
  • North by Northwest
  • The Thing

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  • A Bug's Life

    ★★★★

  • Violent Night

    ★★★½

  • Open Windows

    ★★½

  • Marmaduke

    ½

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  • A Bug's Life

    A Bug's Life

    ★★★★

    I feel like there's a late-breaking tendency to underrate this one because it's one of the accepted Pixar masterpieces, but it still plays wonderfully.

  • Violent Night

    Violent Night

    ★★★½

    I had my suspicions that this thing might be dire, from the trailer. "How long can they sustain this idea?" I thought. 

    Turns out the answer is "Long enough." The movie makes the good choice to NOT just go full edgelord and let the movie ride entirely on the no-longer-all-that-transgressive power of a bad(ass) Santa-- a one-joke premise that would burn out nearly immediately. 

    Instead, Violent Night basically remakes Die Hard, with a wealthy family straight out of an early…

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  • Fear

    Fear

    ★★★½

    This movie makes a good point. You shouldn’t have sex with Mark Wahlberg.

  • Psycho Goreman

    Psycho Goreman

    ★★★★★

    What if a kid basically had a pet Pinhead, but — unlike the old suburban fantasy films this movie quotes — the family that adopts the monster is deeply dysfunctional and amoral (in the most lovable way)?

    My friend Stuart has a small part in this movie, and I take great comfort knowing that the universe somehow saw fit to let him to be in the most Stuart movie ever.