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  • Without Honors

    Without Honors

    ★★½

    Good-hearted ne'er-do-well Harry Carey's lawman brother is killed and mistakenly implicated in some dirty dealings, and it's up to Carey to clear his name so he can be buried with honors.

    This is just another one of those straightforward early Westerns stuffed full of honor, revenge, damsels in and out of distress, slovenly villains, problematic father figures, and gruff anti-heroes. Everybody's still figuring out the whole "talkie" thing here, so most of the line reads are playing to the back…

  • Eyewitness Murders: An Experiment in Reality Television

    Eyewitness Murders: An Experiment in Reality Television

    ★★★★

    PTSD-addled Vietnam vet and filmmaker Jason Holt launches a documentary project about the Los Angeles sex work community while attempting to rein in his various substance addictions and violent tendencies. He is not particularly successful.

    Man, this is some raw, rough business right here, a fascinating and deeply obscure chunk of '80s shot-on-video depravity. If Combat Shock is Taxi Driver stripped of pretense, this is Combat Shock stripped of subtext, flayed open, and left to fester in a shooting gallery.…

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  • Magic

    Magic

    ★★★½

    Anthony Hopkins is a massively successful ventriloquist named Corky and Ann-Margaret is occasionally naked. If you need more than that, we're very different people.

  • Horror Express

    Horror Express

    ★★★★

    Look, obviously when a movie starts out with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing on a Trans-Siberian train battling an otherworldly shapeshifter that eats brains with its eyes, eventually you're going to get around to Telly Savalas in a deep red smoking jacket beating the hell out of a Rasputinesque monk in a crowded dining car. Fortunately, the stylish execution makes up for the same-old same-old plot.