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  • L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential

    ★★★★★

    I watched this after I saw Gladiator because I enjoyed Russell Crowe so much, I wanted to find other things he was in. I ended up loving this movie more than Gladiator! Russell is as good as I wanted him to be, and the scene where he interrupts Guy Pearce's interrogation might be the best piece of acting he's ever done. Speaking of Guy Pearce, this movie introduced me to him, and it has been a wonderful relationship ever since.…

  • Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

    ★★★½

    For a Hallmark Christmas movie (Thanksgiving movie), it was way better than it should be. The formula (get an actress with some name recognition and cast a pretty man next to her) works well here because Autumn Reeser is exceedingly watchable and the guy opposite her could hold his own in the acting department (which isn't always the case). The mark of a good made for Hallmark movie is that it makes you smile, and this one definitely does.

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★★

    This is my favorite movie of all time. I love every minute of it. It is the most perfect action movie of all time.

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★★

    Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro give two of the best performances of the year in perhaps the most suspenseful movie of the year. Emily Blunt is my favorite actress. And given opportunities like this, to perform complex characters in great movies, she will distinguish herself as one of the best of this generation. Benicio Del Toro plays a CIA consultant who has more going on than meets the eye, and has several moments that are more than shocking. And,…