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  • The Sisters Brothers

    The Sisters Brothers


    A serviceable adaptation of one of my favorite novels. Was hoping for much more.

  • Batman



    30 years and a whole lot of movies in the genre later, and this is still my favorite superhero movie. I love the look of it, the serio-comic script, and most of all the performances. Nicholson’s Joker is such a wild and fun piece of acting.

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  • About Schmidt

    About Schmidt


    I hadn't seen About Schmidt in years, but I've been re-watching some Nicholson movies lately. This is such an entertaining movie, and such a terrific performance from Jack. The movie world is a sadder place these days with no new Nicholson performances in almost a decade.

    On a related note, remember the 2002 Academy Awards when 4 outstanding performances were nominated for Best Actor and the other one won?

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One


    I did not enjoy this overall, despite some fun moments of spectacle. And I know this might be a silly point in the grand scheme of things, but as someone who loves The Iron Giant, it bothered me that they stuck him in as a battle tool, essentially completely ignoring the message of "The Iron Giant".