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  • When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

    When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

    ★★★★½

    Documentaries like this are few and far between. Comprehensive and in-depth, you can go beyond the original 4 hr miniseries with an optional 2 hr epilogue episode, plus a sequel film called IF GOD IS WILLING AND DA CREEK DON'T RISE (that also runs 4 hrs, for a grand total of 10 hrs altogether).

    A Ken Burns level of scope... but with an adult rating, cursing, and no narrator because the survivors tell their own stories.

    You get a wide…

  • Déjà Vu

    Déjà Vu

    ★★

    The opening 20 minutes set up an intriguing mystery that the dumb action conclusion completely undermines.

    Some really stellar script ideas better suited for a quieter, more cerebral director than Tony Scott.

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  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★

    It gets my copy + paste Marvel review:

    "Dodgy bad guy/ plot elevated by likable actors, production design and set pieces = a mild recommendation."

    In this case the MVP is Sam Jackson in a co-leading role, giving us the most backstory on Nick Fury to date, through the amazing special effects wizardry of de-aging.

    Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, and Agent Coulson all return as minor characters seen in other MCU movies... making CAPTAIN MARVEL one of the most "interconnected"…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Holy crap the new 4k blu-ray is a revelation.

    You are guaranteed to notice new details with the added color and clarity.

    I was doubting if "old" movies benefit from a 4k upgrade after being disappointed by the graininess of the 4k LAWRENCE OF ARABIA on Amazon Prime Video... but 2001 has very little grain. It is incredibly crisp for a movie released in 1968.

    This must be the closest thing to seeing a brand new 70mm print from back…