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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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Gloria (1980)

Mob accountant turns snitch and gets his family whacked, but not before they shoo their young son off with a neighbor. The neighbor is pretty mobbed up herself, but grudgingly starts to feel responsible for and affectionate toward the kid. The kid takes a little while longer to warm up, but when he does it borders on inappropriate (at one point, I’m pretty sure he was propositioning the 40ish Gloria in a flophouse bed).

Just an OK movie that could’ve been pretty good if anyone other than Rowlands as Gloria could act in the thing.