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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    ★★★★★

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ★★★★★

  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

    ★★★★

  • Megamind

    ★★★

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  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★★

    With Don't Breathe, It Follows and now finally Zach Cregger's Barbarian - a harrowing trilogy of reasons to never visit Detroit is complete.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    I'm pretty overwhelmed - this is the first time I've watched a new Batman movie and felt like a sublime synthesis of the character and world I have in my head from years of reading the comics, playing the Arkham games, and watching BTAS had been adapted perfectly onscreen in live-action. So many other characters too - Gordon, Selina, Riddler, Penguin - given life in such authentic yet fresh performances. And that's what great about The Batman - it reveres…

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  • Armageddon Time

    Armageddon Time

    ★★★★

    The quiet devastation of assimilation.

    One of the few films I've seen that articulates through the eyes of a child the process of realizing the world you're growing up into is an evil, prejudiced place - and that you have both more and less control of your life and privilege than you think. This is one of the most unsentimental depictions of the 1980s, the family unit and America I've ever seen - and it doesn't surprise me at all…

  • Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

    Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

    ★★

    Just maybe, dare I say it, not Weird enough?!

    Funny as hell, with lots of individual scenes I'll watch on youtube later, but It's just no Walk Hard, or even UHF.

    Still, I love Weird Al and I'm glad he got to make this.

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