Adam B. Vary

Adam B. Vary

“But look what happened to the cook!”

Favorite films

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Clue
  • Fargo
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  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    ★★★★

  • Superman

    ★★★★

  • The Great Mouse Detective

    ★★½

  • Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★

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  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    ★★★★

    This is what our frigid, frightened, freighted country needs right now. My only regret is that I could not see it with an audience. Lionsgate should already be planning sing-along midnight screenings for the After Times. I’ll be first in line.

  • Superman

    Superman

    ★★★★

    This movie should not work — it’s really three quite different movies sandwiched together! — and yet, it’s nearly perfect.

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  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★½

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

    Charming and funny and so weirdly apt as a pandemic movie. I love Cristin Milioti's ability to play comedy and drama, sometimes in the same scene, and Andy Samberg is really growing into such a winning leading man.

    One thought for those who've seen the movie, though: Why not give Samberg's character at least one more beat where he's romancing that other guy at the wedding (also the *only* significant Black character in the movie)? It's nice to think that man-on-man sex isn't a big deal for him, less nice to think that man-on-man sex is still a punchline rather than a real character beat.

  • Terminator: Dark Fate

    Terminator: Dark Fate

    ★★★

    The last act is a mess, but this is much better than I ever expected it to be, largely because this series should have ALWAYS been about Sarah Connor.