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  • Young Frankenstein
  • The Princess Bride
  • Clue
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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  • Blithe Spirit

    ★★

  • Oblivion

    ★★★

  • The Mummy

    ★★★½

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

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  • Blithe Spirit

    Blithe Spirit

    People should only be allowed to remake 70+ year old movies if, and only if, they actually have something interesting to do differently.

    Good to see Dave Johns, though. Always great to see him in something.

  • Oblivion

    Oblivion

    ★★★

    More of this works than I initially gave credit to.

    There are bits of this concept, especially as the real plot is unspooled midway through, that really works. Tom Cruise fighting with Tom Cruise, as silly as it can feel, is inevitable, both in the context of this and the context of Cruise's career. There's elements of this movie that really work, and visual moments here that really stand out, especially against M83 clearly borrowing from the blueprint of Kosinski's…

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  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    This is the kind of movie that, for the first half, beats down on you with how diabolical it can be, and then for the second half, you see where it's going, the tables turn, and you just watch in awe of how everything else rolls out.

    I hadn't seen Blue Ruin, so this is my first Saulnier pic, and I was pretty blown away. The monochromatic theme is pretty evident here, and I was impressed by some direction and…

  • All of Me

    All of Me

    ★★★★½

    The least silly of the four Reiner-Martin collaborations, and also the most straightforward. But dammit, I absolutely loved this one.

    And look, I know for a fact that there are people who won't like the casual sexism in this film, some easy blind jokes, and some aspects of the plot, just from a slightly dated standpoint, and while that is all well and good, DAMN THIS MOVIE MADE ME REALLY HAPPY. It just did, this was delightful. I bought into…