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  • Kes

    Kes

    ★★★★★

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

    At every turn Casper is underestimated and every adult makes assumptions about his abilities and how his life will and should unfold. For Casper, childhood is trauma, and you see how unrelenting it is as we follow him from all of his daily activities where it adds up to a seemingly impossible situation with everyone blaming him for his circumstance with a shake of their head or wag of their finger. Because everyone in his life feels so tangential and…

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★½

    They got the reboot all wrong, Hollow Man is supposed to be waaay hornier.

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  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★½

    My favorite comedic plays are Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor and Frayn’s Noises Off. While I’ve never seen Wada’s Ghost in the Box, I would bet this is a more successful adaptation of the source material to film and a more interesting way to comment on process. It’s as if Ueda is saying that seeing a great film will pale in comparison to the overwhelming feeling of creating that film with a team of people over a period of time. I’d have to say from my experience, it’s a fair point.

  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    ★★★★

    Vanessa Bayer’s talking club bits slayed me every time.

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