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  • Cemetery Man
  • Paths of Glory
  • Mad Dog and Glory
  • Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

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  • Mean Streets

    ★★★★★

  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

    ★★

  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

    ★★★½

  • The Devils

    ★★★★½

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  • Mean Streets

    Mean Streets

    ★★★★★

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

    Seeing this on 35mm was cool but it eventually turned out that the print was missing part of the pivotal scene in which Johnny pulls a gun on Michael at the bar. Look, I know LA film buffs love their 35, and I’m not saying an issue like this is severe enough that the print should be taken out of circulation, but I do think that in such situations they should have to pause the projector while someone who works at the theater comes out and explains what we missed.

  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

    Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

    ★★

    Was going to see The Final Chapter on the big screen tonight but instead I’m self-isolating due to a possible COVID exposure. (No sign of an actual infection so far, just being cautious.) Joe Bob’s “shut-ins” double feature theme was fitting under the circumstances but I still wanted to observe Friday the 13th, so once Housebound started I turned off The Last Drive-In and put this on. Entertaining enough in its own right, I guess, but as far as F13 movies go this ranks somewhere below Bloody Murder 2.

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  • White Man's Burden

    White Man's Burden

    This movie’s gimmick is that the social hierarchy of white people and black people is reversed, but the problem is that the story underneath that gimmick is already a role reversal, with the oppressed white guy turning the tables by kidnapping his wealthy black oppressor. So you end up with a movie about a black guy being continually threatened and abused by various white people, which isn’t much of a role reversal at all.

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★½

    I don’t think Seattle police should keep arrestees in a stage production about a ‘70s women’s prison. Seems inhumane