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  • Feds

    Feds

    ★★★

    John Sayles' POLICE ACADEMY.

    Mary Gross's persona is unique, somewhere between Emo Philips and Diane Keaton. The kind of acquired-taste screen presence that could've only gone mainstream in later-'80s comedies.

  • Beverly Hills Ninja

    Beverly Hills Ninja

    ★★½

    This was barely a movie.

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  • The Exorcist III

    The Exorcist III

    ★★★★

    An insane mish-mash of amateur art film pretense and non-stop genre exposition, with unfunny whimsy.  It’s Wes Anderson-like in its obsession with minutae. This movie wasn’t scary in the least, but who cares when it’s this wiggy?

    It’s a movie for people who want EXORCIST II's craziness without having to sit through EXORCIST II.   Great cast, lots of strange emoting...including career-high outbursts from George C. Scott rivaling HARDCORE's theater seat abuse.

    Left over from my viewing notes: “Holy shit Fabio showed up in a cameo. This movie is so dumb, I'm warming up to it.”

  • The Rubber Gun

    The Rubber Gun

    ★★★★★

    Easily my favorite Canadian film.

    Most Americans know more about Russia than they do about Canada. A shame, for our northern neighbors have always given us a wealth of strange movies.

    Remember the plot of THE PRODUCERS, where in order to make money they must lose money? From the mid-'70s to early-'80s, the Canadian film industry worked off that same premise. If you were, say, a Canadian dentist and wanted to funnel $2 million into a tax shelter, you invested…