Adam Ball

Veteran of the great video store wars of the 2000s. Fitful filmmaker. Human of late capitalism.

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  • Weekend at Bernie's

    Weekend at Bernie's

    ★★

    A pastel colored vampire weekend.

    I've long thought the premise is kind of genius. Your asshole boss dies so you turn his dead body into a Rube Goldberg contraption to keep the party going which hardly matters anyway because all of his rich neighbors are so drunk and/or self absorbed they wouldn't notice he's dead even if he wasn't being dragged around by two irreverent gen xers. Like Jacques Tati meets La Dolce Vita. A good metaphor for the excess…

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    ★★★★★

    I heard that you were feeling ill
    Headache, fever, and a chill
    I came to help restore your pluck
    Cause I'm the nurse who likes to

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  • Pump Up the Volume

    Pump Up the Volume

    ★★★★★

    The cinematic equivalent of trading in your Poison tape for a Pixies CD.

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★

    Steven Spielberg's Steve Buscemi's "How Do You Do, Fellow Kids?"