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  • Language Lessons

    ★★★★½

  • Spielberg

    ★★★★½

  • Wanted

    ★★★★½

  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    ★★★½

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  • Joe Versus the Volcano

    Joe Versus the Volcano

    ★★★★★

    “… Only a few people are awake and live in a state of constant, total amazement.”

    I have what I like to call “swiss cheese” memory. Some things I remember, some things I don’t. Seeing "Joe Versus The Volcano" for the first time is what I consider a turning point in my young life. It was an event I remember vividly.

    It was Friday night and spring was in the air. I was 13 and my mom had dropped me…

  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Full disclosure: I never smoked pot, and I never liked White Castle. I never traveled across the state of New Jersey to satisfy a severe case of the munchies. However, there are a lot of reasons why this film is so special to me.

    So pull down those trousers, grab the nose-hair scissors and let’s go trim our pubes.

    Dude, am I really high, or is this actually working?!

    I was born and raised in a town called Freehold, located…

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  • Language Lessons

    Language Lessons

    ★★★★½

    This movie, as simple as it is, bathed me in its warmth and compassion. One human being reaching out to another. Nothing else matters in this life. We just need to be there for each other.

  • Spielberg

    Spielberg

    ★★★★½

    Deeply satisfying to rewatch this doc so close after seeing The Fabelmans. Here he explains his upbringing (essentially the story of The Fabelmans), five years before the release of that film. In many ways, Spielberg is a terrific companion piece to his latest work. 

    I eat this kind of stuff right up. My biggest complaint is that it’s not 10 hours long.

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  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    ★★★★

    Wow. 1961 and these guys nailed it. Look at the colors, the masterful hand-drawn animation, the emotions on the humans' faces. This is impeccable craftsmanship here.

    "101 Dalmations" is one of Disney's finest "old-school" animated films.

  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    ★★★★★

    It doesn’t happen often. I’ll sit through a film in a movie theater that will make me forget about everything going on in my life. Not once will I check my watch or be distracted by audience members or take a bathroom trip.

    "Requiem for a Dream" took me in for 100 minutes, deep into its psyche, and spit me out very shaken and very disturbed.

    It’s a harrowing experience, an absorbing trip into four minds spiralling out of control.…