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  • Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    ★½

    It was uneven but okay up until Imaginary Gerald rose from the dead and started yammering away, and then "Gerald's Game" took a sharp nosedive for me. It often felt more like a theatrical play than a movie, and not in a good way. More like in a talky and overly-pretentious manner.

    "Gerald's Game" an unpleasant little tale that struggles to justify its existence with themes of parental sexual abuse and searching for self-worth. But in reality it's a simple,…

  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

    Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

    ★★★½

    Hedy Lamarr led an interesting life. This documentary is mostly about her cinematic career, her family, and her personal life, but there's a significant amount of attention to her work as a scientist as well. Worth a watch if you have any interest in classic Hollywood, World War II, or science.

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Sorry, friends and neighbors. I really hated "Hereditary." It genuinely puzzles me as to why this film is getting such great reviews and why it seemed so awful to me on multiple levels. My taste meter must be way off kilter. I don't even know how such a film got made in the first place. I promise that I'm not trying to be contrarian, but it seems like, once again, I'm far, far outside the critical consensus when it comes…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    ½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The worst movie I've seen in years and the worst summer blockbuster I've seen since 2002's "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones". At least "Indiana Jones And The Crystal Skull" had the killer ant sequence. I can't think of a single standout scene in "The Amazing Spider-Man".

    I thought it was dreadfully dull, if I had been a kid I would have been bored out of my skull. It's some of the laziest plotting I've ever seen.…