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  • Man of La Mancha
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Shoot 'Em Up

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  • Regeneration

  • The Flying Ace

    ★★★

  • Jubilo, Jr.

  • Underwater

    ★★★½

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  • King Dong

    King Dong

    ★★★★★

    Back in 2013, I was a sophomore in college. I'd made friends with some folks living down the hall from me in what was then Aspen Dorm at Northern Arizona University. I'd had connections like this my freshman year, but these visits felt particularly special, since the people I'd made friends with were far more on my wavelength and didn't have other friends from rich families who'd whinge about how they only had three thousand dollars left in their bank…

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  • Underwater

    Underwater

    ★★★½

    FUCK YOU IT'S JANUARY doesn't necessarily imply a movie's complete crap. Ask anyone who dumpster dives or trawls garbage heaps at the dump, they'll tell you there's all sorts of perfectly good objects thrown in with the refuse for reasons beyond easy comprehension. In Underwater's case, it crashed into the dump month as a result of corporate nonsense and badly-timed scandals, Disney's Fox acquisition delaying the film's release just long enough for the world to learn TJ Miller is a…

  • The Fate of the Furious

    The Fate of the Furious

    ★★½

    Cinematic Detox! Theme twenty-five - one of the hundred highest grossing films of all time!

    My experience with the Fast and Furious films is confined entirely to watching the seventh entry at the start of my senior year in college, late at night after attending an on-campus concert by 3OH!3, slightly exhausted from having run all around creation to meet all requisite deadlines, ready to simply let it blast straight over my half-empty mind. I recall not a whit about…

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  • City Lights

    City Lights

    ★★★★½

    Film School Drop-Outs 2018! Week 2 Retro - The Silent Comedy!

    Having reflected for the better part of 24 hours before writing this review, I think the funniest thing about Charlie Chapin's Tramp are the moments when you aren't sure whether he's cottoned on or not. Take the spaghetti eating scene for instance, where his expression wavers between disbelief and satisfaction, culminating in a head turn and slow standing up with brows knit... only for it to turn out he's…

  • What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?

    What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?

    ½

    This thing is poorly made pseudo-science trash, and probably doesn't deserve a review consisting of anything beyond that statement, but I'm gonna write a few brief thoughts for coherency's sake.

    As with Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas, the framework here is not all bad. When they get down to discussing neurochemistry and how your brain is capable of inducing changes within your body without the need for outside stimuli, it's an oversimplified but basically correct take on what happens. They're effectively…