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  • Giants and Toys
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  • Nobody

    ★★★

  • The Problem with Apu

    ★★

  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

    ★★★★

  • The Long Good Friday

    ★★★★★

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  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★

    Really enjoyed this in parts and oddly think a potential sequel will be a better film than this one. Nice to see Doc Brown getting out and about still. Wish RZA was more actively woven through the film.

  • The Problem with Apu

    The Problem with Apu

    ★★

    Daily show piece stretched to Dateline episode length. Structurally it runs into an issue when they are unable to have an interview, conversation, or confront Hank Azaria. Similarly placing the majority of responsibility on Azaria within the framing of the documentary also unhooks Groening, Brooks, Simon, animators and executives at Fox from the criticism Kondabolu has with the Apu character.

    The most effective moments are contemporary comedians describing the impact Apu, but more broadly how poor representations of Indian and…

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  • The 39 Steps

    The 39 Steps

    ★★★★½

    Very enjoyable Hitchcock spy/suspense film. Has shades of the later North by Northwest (1958). Look forward to watching again. One of the better British sound films he made.

  • The Long Good Friday

    The Long Good Friday

    ★★★★★

    This film took multiple viewings, but am glad I persisted. The music, slow build up, erratic violence, and of course Bob Hoskins powerful performance make this an absolutely fabulous journey. It may not be a perfect picture, but every scene has something compelling, unique, and connected with progressing the picture.

    Violent and powerful filmmaking.