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  • On the Town

    On the Town

    ★★★½

    In which Frank Sinatra is the demure, wide-eyed naif harassed by Betty Garrett.

    www.larsenonfilm.com/on-the-town

  • Her Smell

    Her Smell

    ★★★★

    As Her Smell opens, we’re eavesdropping, via grainy home-video footage, on the three young women who make up the rising 1990s grunge band Something She. They’re getting their first look at themselves on the cover of Spin, trying to give this landmark moment as much of a dismissive punk sneer as they can muster. But they’re also ecstatic. Watch their faces closely, and you can tell they love it and hate it and love that they hate it and hate that they love it.

    www.larsenonfilm.com/her-smell

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  • Up

    Up

    ★★★★

    Your kids have to see you cry sometime.

  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    ★★★★½

    We really didn't need another superhero movie after this.

    A few notes on this revisit:

    - Pulls no punches on the domestic trauma front. This is about a husband and father's real betrayal. That late-night fight between the parents is uncomfortably true to life.

    - "Tonyloaf"

    - Elastigirl caught in the series of doors is better than almost any superhero action sequence staged since.

    - "I never look back darling. It distracts from the now." (What does this mean for…