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  • Lawn Dogs
  • Ramona and Beezus
  • Playing by Heart
  • The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

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  • The Owl and the Pussycat

    ★★★★

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    ★★★★

  • Great Guns

  • Ziegfeld Girl

    ★★★½

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  • Arlington Road

    Arlington Road

    ★★★★½

    "The people in that building, they felt safe. Secure. Just like you feel now. And then an instant later, in an instant, they were gone forever. We needed to have this man to blame. We don't want others, we want one name, and we want it fast. Because it gives us our security back. We can say 'here was the one man, unlike the rest of us, we named him, and he's no more, and his reasons? They're gone too.'…

  • Julie & Julia

    Julie & Julia

    ★★★★★

    “I feel like I’m communicating with Julia Child over space and time on a deep spiritual, mystical level - but, mostly I’m just talking to myself.”

    Some movies make me understand why some people never give the maximum star rating to a movie, or none at all; so that there’s a little headroom for those cinematic experiences that truly transcend any marker of quality… Julie & Julia is one of those movies for me.

    When we say “greater than the sum…

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  • The Owl and the Pussycat

    The Owl and the Pussycat

    ★★★★

    "What time does psycho sluts go on?"

    So unbelievably real and of its time. I feel like Barbra didn't have much to say about this one in her book and kinda phoned in whatever she had but I guess she was busy with every other thing she had going on at the time. The movie still fits her though, that pure New York, jewish girl vibe she has going on, it doesn't glorify her as BARBRA, it treats her as…

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    ★★★★

    I can't tell if it would've been better or not if I'd saved it for October… but once I saw the cast there was no resisting. Just a very special movie.

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  • The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

    The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

    ★★★★★

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

    Someone reminded me how much I love this film today (it doesn't take much really) n I figured I should explain here since it's in my 4 favourites… this is just a copy paste of a review I wrote last year when it came out on blu-ray…

    The Little Mermaid II is honestly turning into one of my favourite movies in a very serious way. There are too many abominable reviews of it out there and I've been meaning to…

  • Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael

    Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael

    ★★★★½

    "I don't like the way some people treat you, but you don't really help them out, Dinky."
    "Bye."

    "I'm beyond men."

    "I wanted this. I really did."
    "It's good to want things."

    Like the hyper-feminine Heathers trampling the flowerbed to Que Sera Sera, the way Winona dresses and acts in the first half of this movie - the kinda sorta love interest Thomas Wilson Brown looks more like a girl than she does - had to have got inside me…