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  • Unrivaled: Earnhardt vs. Gordon

    Unrivaled: Earnhardt vs. Gordon

    This is about as basic as sports docs get, but I appreciate that they didn't crop the footage from the 90s to make it appropriate for widescreen, and they did unearth some old footage I had forgotten existed. I was a big big NASCAR kid growing up in the South in the 90s, and I fucking hated Jeff Gordon and loved Dale Earnhardt so this was a nice little nostalgic thing to luxuriate in for a bit, but if you…

  • Alison's Birthday

    Alison's Birthday

    This is the movie A24 has been trying and failing to make for years now. It's got an all timer of an ending and a strong opening with a Ouija board that plays nicely into the Satanic Panic rumblings of the era without the overt thematicization that would come with later versions of this type of movie. There's almost no budget at all, but they do quite a wonderful job working around those limitations through the implication that everyone and everything is out to get poor Alison, which makes the entire thing feel doomed from the very beginning.

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