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  • The Personal History of David Copperfield

    The Personal History of David Copperfield

    ★★★½

    If my boy isn't superstar-status by 2021, I'll riot.

  • Police Story

    Police Story

    ★★★★½

    Watching this gives me the same feeling as watching tape of Michael Jordan at his prime: you're just watching a human being at the apex of his abilities, kicking ass and just effortlessly setting goals that might never be broken.

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  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★

    Ordinarily, adaptations of literary classics are as dusty and dry as their first editions. Maybe it’s because of a sense of preservation for the source’s purity or maybe it’s because of Oscar voters liking that sort of thing. In either case, those adaptations can subsequently feel lifeless and thus boring, no matter how splendid and reserved the actors are. Greta Gerwig, on the other hand, has injected a vivacity that rebuffs that sort of thing. She makes the material come…

  • Enter the Dragon

    Enter the Dragon

    ★★★½

    There's a moment in the Bruce Lee doc, "Be Water", where some folks are talking about Bruce's first film. One of them mentions how the film in question was pretty much junk if not for Bruce Lee. I found the sentiment hard to believe: can a mediocre film really be saved by one man?

    And then I saw this and reader, I believe. "Enter The Dragon" without Bruce Lee reads like a D-list spy thriller with the budget to match.…