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  • American Factory

    American Factory

    ★★★★

    My dad worked for General Motors in Dayton for 30ish years before they closed the plants there. Filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert earned an Oscar-nomination for their 2009 short doc "The Last Truck" that followed the last day of the Moraine assembly line.

    In their new feature film (which has been purchased by the Obamas as one of the first titles they are releasing through their Netflix deal!), Bognar and Reichert go back to that same factory which was…

  • Safe

    Safe

    ★★★★

    I was 20 when SAFE was released. I only ever saw it on vhs and was not literate or sophisticated enough to understand it was a metaphor for AIDS. I had known Julianne Moore from "As The World Turns" but her indie film career was in its infancy. A revisit 23 years later projected on film was very interesting. I still find it a little too slow and sterile, but Moore's performance is next level amazing. It was a sign of things to come - a commitment to challenging roles helped her become one of our greatest actors working today.

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  • The Kid with a Bike

    The Kid with a Bike

    ★★½

    Was "The Insufferable Twat With A Bike" taken? I spent 90% of this movie hoping this little fucker would get hit by a car.

  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks

    Bedknobs and Broomsticks

    ★★★★

    Angela Lansbury plays a witch who fucks up a bunch of Nazi assholes. They just don't make family films like they used to!