Favorite films

  • Brick
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  • The Apartment
  • The Transformers: The Movie

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  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★½

  • Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★

  • Captain Marvel

    ★★★½

  • The Kid Detective

    ★★★½

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  • Ravagers

    Ravagers

    ★★

    Ravagers is full of bad over-acting to make up for its flimsy, near-nonexistent story. But the cinematography is occasionally quite compelling, and this film would be of interest to anyone who wants to glimpse its Alabama locations circa 1978. (I was excited to see scenes with Seymour Cassel and Art Carney shot at Three Caves, just a few blocks from my childhood home in Huntsville.)

  • The World, the Flesh and the Devil

    The World, the Flesh and the Devil

    ★★★

    This gets 3 stars for the visuals of an empty, post-apocalyptic NYC. Alas that the acting and story was so groan-worthy, and that they didn't delve more into the racial issues that were briefly addressed.

  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ★★★

    I may be among the few reviewers who feel that overall, this was intelligently written and very pleasing visually, especially early on. But as others have noted, there's a core plot point and subtext to this film that is downright creepy, which the feminist in me just can't see past. It's a huge flaw and missed opportunity that they couldn't find a better way to resolve that aspect of the narrative. Darn.