Spencer Anderson

Spencer Anderson

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Way too much education and threatened with a divorce if I try to get more!

Favorite films

  • Videodrome
  • Ordinary People
  • The Apartment
  • Alien

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  • After the Thin Man

    ★★★★

  • The Thin Man

    ★★★★½

  • Spider-Man: Far From Home

    ★★★★

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★★

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  • After the Thin Man

    After the Thin Man

    ★★★★

    Would not have realized I’d already seen it if not for the scenes with Mrs. Asta and her lover and illegitimate child! Those scenes are so hilariously out there and bold for any period, let alone the mid-30’s. I’m guessing I saw it in college as part of a double feature with The Thin Man after restoration. 

    Film as a whole is fun and worth the watch just for the infectious banter between Myrna Loy and William Powell. Also especially fun to see Stewart in such an early role.

  • True Grit

    True Grit

    ★★★★½

    Such a beautiful film that’s anchored by insanely good performances by Hailee Steinfeld and Jeff Bridges. Inspired to rewatch following Steinfeld’s performance in the Hawkeye miniseries in which she easily confirms her earlier brilliance. Absolutely love this film and only thing holding it back from 5 stars are a somewhat clunky ending and performance by Matt Damon that’s merely great and not the transcendental level of his peers.

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  • 28 Up

    28 Up

    ★★★★

    I don't know why, but this one left me feeling quite sad. Perhaps it was that the last half ended with several people who were quite contemplative with an underlying sadness to them. Probably unfortunate for me, but I most related to Neil despite the fact he seems to be struggling in the very least with depression. His internal conflict has given him a broader view of life than most of the other participants. One of the happiest seemed to…

  • Color of Night

    Color of Night

    ★★★

    I was impressed at how progressive the film and support group were in accepting the transgender lad and referring to him by his preferred pronoun. Took me a 1/3 of the film to realize that he was supposed to be passing with nobody in the film knowing he was transgender. How gullible do they think people are in making the plot dependent on this super obvious dual identity???

    Pretty pointless as a thriller, but enjoyable with the crazy acting. Bruce Willis is fun in his ridiculous lead role, Brad Dourif is great as always, and Rubén Blades' unhinged lieutenant is especially awesome!