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  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • The Apartment
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Detroit Rock City

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  • Body Double

    ★★

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    ★★★★★

  • PlayTime

    ★★★★½

  • Cluny Brown

    ★★

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  • Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

    Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

    I don't have words readily available for how exactly it felt to watch this film, still, even a week later. Underwhelming films exist, that's certainly true, but this was a baffling level of underwhelming when there wasn't much expectation to begin with. What began as an assumed comedy about James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara quickly devolved into a trudge through a swamp trying much too hard to be a twee family picture. The thing that stinks the most are sadly…

  • Cruising

    Cruising

    ½

    In a premise brimming with potential to be striking and harrowing, Cruising manages to stop short in some facets and grossly overstep its target in others. From the outset, a thriller concerning the killings of young gay men of the cruising scene in New York City following the height of the sexual revolution is engrossing and intriguing. A population that is already vulnerable to acts of violence from within and outside their own community is surely ripe for a terrifying…

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  • Police Story

    Police Story

    ★★★★½

    Happy Father's Day. It only felt right to bring something to Dad that he'd enjoy.

    It's easy to watch movies with my dad. Plenty of weekends went by where he'd sit on the couch and watch whatever was on after mowing the lawn or going out for errands. It was regular, stumbling upon him watching a movie and joining him with a bag of popcorn, and even led to developments like the first time he ever showed me The Matrix,

  • Cloverfield

    Cloverfield

    ★★★½

    In September 2007, the website jamieandteddy.com was discovered in connection with a MySpace account belonging to a young woman named Jamie Lascano. The website appears to be a personal project for Lascano to cope with the disappearance of her boyfriend, Teddy Hanssen, but unknown to her she'd never see him again. Instead, Teddy was lost on Chuai Station, an offshore drill site run by Japanese mining company Tagruato and the target of an eco-activism attack by Teddy and his cohorts…