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  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
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  • Julie & Julia

    ★★★½

  • This Gun for Hire

    ★★★★

  • South Park: Post Covid

    ★★★½

  • Cradle Will Rock

    ★★★★★

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  • Julie & Julia

    Julie & Julia

    ★★★½

    Probably still the ultimate twenty first century ‘date-movie’. Streep, Adams, Tucci and Messina all play lovely people doing lovely things. It’s all very cute and colorful, and the song selections are divine. There’s no affair or addiction subplot to get in the way. A disbelieving mother, a mean boss, and a lite *fight* are all obstacles we know Julie will overcome. As a meditation on turning 30 ‘Julie and Julia’ made me a bit nervous as I’ll be forty in less weeks than I have fingers and haven’t accomplished nearly as much.

  • This Gun for Hire

    This Gun for Hire

    ★★★★

    Glad I was able to squeeze in one Noir before November ended. ‘This Gun For Hire’ centers on a Alan Ladd, a gun for hire, Veronica Lake, working undercover to bust spies, and Robert Preston, Lake’s cop fiancé. Ladd was double crossed by men selling secrets to the axis and he’s going to shoot his way to the guy responsible. Lake is also on the trail of the boss, but she’s not a killer, she lets the cops fire the…

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