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  • The Only Son
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Drunken Master
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  • Kid with the Golden Arm

    ★★★½

  • Modern Times

  • Come Drink with Me

  • The Gold Rush

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★½

    This will never do. Another competent but bland J.J. Abrams film; almost no one will be pleased. I was grateful for the kids in my screening making fun of the movie -- at the start they were slightly irritating, but I soon began to appreciate their jocularity, because the film is so humorlessly melodramatic and self-serious. Maybe a laid back viewing with friends at home is the way to go here. I can't recommend a theater trip.

    Much tampering took…

  • Two Ninas

    Two Ninas

    ★★★

    So '90s that it has gotten better over time, as a time capsule of a crazy era. This movie is the sort of nonsense you'd borrow from a video store in the early 2000s (indeed, my copy is ex-rental). Ron Livingston deserves a medal for least likable romcom protagonist for his role here. He is utterly without charm, and it is beyond unbelievable that these two women would fall in love with this mumbling fool talking about how underappreciated his…