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  • The Ox-Bow Incident

    The Ox-Bow Incident

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Part of Wild West Summer 2020

    19 - Watch a Western that is included in the National Film Registry

    Wow wow wow. I was 100% expecting for the sheriff to show up, or something to happen, anything that would save the three men--a big speech, or a fight, anything at all... up until the very last minute... but no! They were all hanged! And then the sheriff shows up, confirming they were all innocent, which led to A FULL TEN…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Controversial opinion: this is obviously better in every way (especially--and I mean especially--in terms of characters) but, during this protracted Star Wars marathon/rewatch I've been doing, I had way more fun watching Revenge of the Sith. I enjoyed the first hour or so, especially all the lovely cinematography on Jakku, but, around the time the First Order attacks Takodana, I switched off, both this time and the first time I saw it. K (who enjoyed The Force Awakens more than…

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  • Hobgoblins



    Part of Hooptober

    HOBGOBLINS is not a good film, but it's sufficiently silly, and some of the intended jokes are sufficiently charming, that it's a fun one to watch with a friend. The best thing about it is probably Fantazia's surreal phone-sex monologues, and the worst thing is the protagonist, Kevin, who's a dull bundle of toxic masculinity and plain stupidity.

    Here are some questions I'm still grappling with:

    *What is donkey mud wrestling?

    *Isn't it a bit weird that…

  • Suspiria



    Part of Hooptober

    It's very rare for me to want to re-watch a film immediately after it's finished, particularly when the film in question is over two hours long, but that's exactly what happened with Guadagnino's SUSPIRIA. When I saw it for the first time yesterday, I was captivated from the start, but my brain struggled to simultaneously (1) revel in the film's aesthetic deliciousness, (2) compare every one of the cast and crew's choices with Argento's original, (3) try…