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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).
    Yeah, a movie review blog isn't very original. But originality is overrated. Just ask Michael Bay.


Grandma (2015)

Lily Tomlin is an aging lesbian poet still grieving the loss of her longtime partner more than a year ago. When her granddaughter shows up asking for cash to get an abortion, they spend the day trying to scrape it together.

The story is fine. Tomlin is quite good. But the girl who plays the granddaughter is a void of personality, bringing absolutely nothing to the table except fistfuls of curly blonde hair. When the bulk of a movie is two women, both of them should be able to hold their own.