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  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★½

    Decent entry, but not a patch on Homecoming for heart and involvement

  • The Living Daylights

    The Living Daylights

    ★★★

    Dalton's first outing suffers from a weak couple of villains and a convoluted script, but some great stunts in here. Dalton comes off as a pro spy, but replaces relaxed coolness with brooding, even angry, tension. Much closer to the literary Bond than any previous incarnation, imo.

    The love interest, Miriam D'Abo, is very attractive in a doe-eyed waif way, but to me the most memorable parts of the movie are the stunts near the end, especially the fight while hanging out of a transport plane - very spectacular.

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  • Shock Corridor

    Shock Corridor

    ★★★★

    Crazy, fun exploitation flick about a reporter faking insanity to investigate a murder in an asylum, but then finding faking madness and being mad are kind of a bit too close to each other for comfort.

    It also actually says things about America at the time it was made, including comments on racism, facing responsibility for one's actions (or not), and how being different can condemn you.

    So sleazy in parts, and cheaply profound in others.

    Best line comes when the hero finds himself in a women's ward: "NYMPHOS!"

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie

    ★★★★

    Very fun movie with one insanely catchy tune that will lodge in your head like a brainspider. It's goofy and surreal, with plenty of jokes, some of which are at oldschool Lego expense, which is fine. Without spoiling however, I think this movie is not just working on a meta-level (big deal, a lot of kids movies do that, to keep the adults interested), but actually transcends this in the last act and becomes meta-meta-level (meta about meta-levelling).

    Combine this…