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Time spent watching films, even crappy ones, is time well-spent.

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    These aren't comments on ALL of the movies through which I've cried, yawned, laughed, and rolled my eyes, but just about everything I've seen since early 2002 is here plus a few from earlier. Post dates reflect my screening & parenthetical dates are the year of US release (aka Oscar eligibility).
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A Hatful of Rain (1957)

Junkie ex-soldier is hiding his habit from his pregnant wife, even as his supplier's posse (one of whom wears Buddy Holly glasses and only communicates in whistles -- uh wtf) menaces him for what he owes.  His live-in older brother has fallen hard for the junkie’s wife and their father is in town to make everything just that much harder.

There’s a lot of arguing and angst and tons of overacting and I wound up hating everyone in this obviously-belongs-on-a-stage-but-I’d-probably-hate-it-there-too production.