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  • Johnny Guitar
  • Brief Encounter
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  • Born in Flames

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  • Murder by an Aristocrat

    ★½

  • The Goose and the Gander

    ★★★½

  • Without You I'm Nothing

    ★★★★

  • Unfinished Business

    ★★★½

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  • Murder by an Aristocrat

    Murder by an Aristocrat

    ★½

    Unfortunately, the murder victim is actually the most entertaining aspect of this film. It sucks that he had to die, because everything else about this one is deathly anemic and so simply plotted that a kangaroo could probably figure out whodunnit. I was almost insulted at having my time and intellect wasted, and this was still barely an hour long. Good grief!

  • The Goose and the Gander

    The Goose and the Gander

    ★★★½

    Kay Francis gets to be a screwball queen here, attempting to expose her ex-husband's new wife for being unfaithful and then inexplicably finding herself trapped in a house with two runaway jewel thieves who try to complicate her plans. As usual, you've got plenty of mistaken identities, a fair amount of overacting, a couple of handsome men for the leading lady to swoon over, and some great "exasperated old lady" work from the film's most senior cast member. A minor little diversion, but great fun due to the commitment from everyone involved.

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  • Dirty Computer

    Dirty Computer

    ★★★★

    Even though the concept here isn’t entirely novel, and the music-videos-as-memories conceit lacks a certain cohesiveness in order to make this film truly stand on its own, the whole vibe of this “emotion picture” is so uniquely Janelle’s that I was still mesmerized by it all. Every song, every lyric, every choreographic choice, every colour and costume is a different personal statement that reveals a new facet of her incandescent soul, and it streams out to us in such gloriously…

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★

    It’s been nearly 25 years since the world lost Princess Diana, and the power of her mythos and legacy does not seem to have diminished an iota. With Netflix’s The Crown winning major awards after introducing Diana’s character in its fourth season, and now Chilean director Pablo Larraín channeling his own take on Diana’s persona, she remains as ubiquitous a presence as she was when she was still alive. We shouldn’t doubt, too, that she will endure even after all…