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  • 3 from Hell

    3 from Hell

    ★★★★

    Though not as good as either House of 1000 Corpses or The Devil's Rejects, the DIY, grindhouse nature of Rob Zombie's new Firefly tale is so uniquely visceral and so specific to its director/writer that even if some of the plot elements don't add up, just viewing the maddening creativity on a big screen is worth it.

    This movie is beyond depraved and I loved every second of it. The only true error, though it was beyond the filmmaker's control,…

  • Official Secrets

    Official Secrets

    ★★★

    A perfectly serviceable and entertaining film with a nice little twist at the end.

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  • Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey

    ★★★★

    I only saw about two seasons of the show and that was years ago so I went into the film cold as ice, basically. And I had such a blast. A charming film with either goofy or uneventful stakes. 

    I have to hand it to the writers for literally juggling 17 storylines and making them all interesting AND payoff. I want to watch the show now!

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    ★★★½

    Fun, if not entirely interesting, little crime story involving the not-that-exciting world of letter forging and collecting! Obviously the draw here are the two main performances. McCarthy can be quiet and subtle when she wants to be and she makes you care for a pretty terrible person.

    On the opposite side, you have a charming and engaging RIchard E Grant as a different kind of terrible person who you also feel for. You get two very different terrible people that you still root for.

    I am picking Grant to be the upset pick at tonight's Oscars.