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  • Good Morning

    Good Morning

    ★★★★

    This rating is as liable to jump up as I am liable to re watch Good Morning 8,000 times. So got damn pleasant 😍

  • All About Eve

    All About Eve

    ★★★★

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

    It may not be your theatre, but it’s theatre for somebody, somewhere...

    This is a fable and it’s not a fable. As tidy and cynical as this movie seems to be at the end — there’s a satisfying parallax to Eve and Margo. (Even if it’s just: Only one of them has the undying affection of America’s sweetheart angel bb Bill.)

    Bette Davis is good, not great. The big swings of her style are fun but result in a significant…

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  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    My kid mind was blown by Jackie Brown and Pulp Fiction. A little later and I felt like something was wrong with teen me — I could not catch the Kill Bill vibe upon which all the other cools my age surfed. Ten years ago I saw the first US screening of Basterds sitting next to a bunch of the hobbits from Lord of the Rings and the high was so potent that I am feeling it writing this post.…

  • Secrets & Lies

    Secrets & Lies

    ★★★★½

    Tonight was a third date. I wanted it to go well! I was invested in it. 

    But the workday was slow. My energy was dragging. You know what picks my energy way up — watching a great movie I’ve never seen before. 

    This was not the mood. 

    First of all, Brenda Blethyn’s performance is an open current springing from the dirt of your front yard, a leaping fountain of wild blue energy that threatens to set all of your stuff…