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  • Irreconcilable Differences

    Irreconcilable Differences

    ★★★½

    I saw this in the theater as a kid who’d loved Drew Barrymore in E.T.  I only remembered Drew’s courtroom scenes and the ‘Gone with the Wind’ spoof with Sharon Stone.  Now I rewatched with an adult’s appreciation for the Polly Platt/Bogdonavich marriage skewering by Nancy Meyer’s dark script.  Too bad the film is so hard to find, it deserves to be on a streamer.

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    Quo vadis, Aida?

    ★★★★

    A tough but important watch, based on the true story of a UN interpreter grappling with heartless bureaucracy during the Srebrenica massacre.

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  • Last Christmas

    Last Christmas

    ★★★½

    Not great, but not as awful as its reputation.  Helps to know the divisive twist before watching.  I appreciated Emma Thompson’s dialogue, Paul Feig’s light-touch direction, Emilia Clarke’s surprisingly decent acting, and George Michael soundtrack.

  • Missing Link

    Missing Link

    ★★½

    Family movie night. Not Laika's best. Plus, my kids got bored so a pointless exercise.