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  • Drive a Crooked Road

    Drive a Crooked Road

    ★★★½

    The best stuff I've seen from Mickey Rooney. Equal parts tension, haunted regret and unrequited tenderness.

  • Unfaithfully Yours

    Unfaithfully Yours

    ★★★★½

    The camerawork is somewhat surprisingly spry and fluid for Sturges, like Max Ophüls had just showed up in Hollywood and constituted some kind of threat.

  • Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

    Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

    ★★★

    Had to google to see if any Tokyo subway lines connected to northern Minnesota. :-(

  • Hail Satan?

    Hail Satan?

    ★★★½

    I expected a sympathetic depiction of The Satanic Temple; I didn’t expect them to come off as actual heroes, but the movie makes that case pretty successfully.

  • The Last Airbender

    The Last Airbender

    ★★½

    This was fine.

  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

    The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

    ★★★★½

    Georges Méliès agrees to meet Michel Gondry in 1960s Czechoslovakia to make a semi-animated practical effects comedy about 18th-century Turkey and the moon. Loopy visual brilliance.

  • Bird People

    Bird People

    ★★★

    I thought I saw where this was going after the first act, but it went a completely wacky direction that at least gets credit for being wacky (and then the whole thing went back to normal+ and ended where I thought act two would start).

  • Shazam!

    Shazam!

    ★★★½

    Santa Claus continues to have a bad time in the city of Philadelphia.

  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    ★★★

    The rare movie saved from disaster by its closing credits sequence.

  • Man Facing Southeast

    Man Facing Southeast

    ★★★½

    Enigmatic and allegorical—Borges would have enjoyed this, I think.

  • The Parent Trap

    The Parent Trap

    ★★½

    This movie is 128 minutes long.

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★

    I think this movie is a metaphor.