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  • The Assistant

    The Assistant

    ★★½

    I kind of get the feeling that a lot of people are overrating this film because they agree with its political message, which is very worthy. The worthy message and very good central performance by Julia Garner can’t save this film from the fact that it’s a monotonous slog to get through and probably would’ve been better served as a short film rather than a feature length motion picture. Even clocking in at 1 hour and 28 minutes, it feels way too long.

  • City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold

    City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold

    ★★

    A pretty bad sequel, and was obviously a shameless cash grab, but it’s a harmless, inoffensive cash grab. It has no real reason to exist beyond the fact that Billy Crystal needed a paycheck and was able to talk Daniel Stern and Jack Palance into coming back, although apparently not Bruno Kirby, whose character was replaced by John Lovitz as Billy Crystal’s loser brother who inexplicably has an obsession with re-enacting scenes from The Godfather Part II.

    You know, on second thought, this movie is almost weird enough to justify its own existence.

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  • Stan & Ollie

    Stan & Ollie

    ★★½

    Good performances from the cast, which is excellent all around, but it’s all pretty much a snooze and feels rather inconsequential. It’s fine, I guess.

  • Hubie Halloween

    Hubie Halloween

    ★★½

    As far as Adam Sandler comedies go, this wasn’t bad. Pretty dumb, but it had a few good laughs and the cast was pretty good, particularly June Squib and Steve Buscemi. There was also a pretty funny cameo from Shaquille O’Neal.