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Review

Top Gun (1986)

Top Gun understands that, for young men, everything is about sex. Its entire plot is about sex.

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Review

Bedazzled (2000)

Not every movie can be Groundhog Day.

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Review

George of the Jungle (1997)

Hollywood has abandoned the high-budget live-action family comedy, and it’s a shame.

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Review

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

Following the success of the first two High School Musical television movies, Disney commissioned a theatrically-released finale to the series.

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Review

Project X (2012)

Project X is a raunchy teen comedy that is pretty bad as a comedy qua comedy, particularly if you care about things like “jokes” or a “script.”

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Podcast Rating Review

Chicago (2002)

The Best Picture winner at the 75th Academy Awards is a curious case, full of contradictions and nuances and dualities.

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Series Summary

Baz Luhrmann Retrospective

Baz Luhrmann is an Australian director who I’ve long been curious about but whose work I had never seen prior to launching this site.

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Review

The Great Gatsby (2013)

How much one gets out of The Great Gatsby depends, in large part, how swept away one can be by some historically glitzy and energetic party scenes — even if the emphasis on such scenes undercuts their thematic purpose.

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Review

Lightyear (2022)

While watching Lightyear, I couldn’t shake the sensation that I was watching the second movie in a series and had accidentally skipped the first.

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Site Update

2009 Top 100 Rewatch – Complete!

As of my review of The Prestige, my rewatch of my 2009 Top 100 films is complete!