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  • Umberto D.

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  • One Night in Miami...

    ★★★½

  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

    ★★★★½

  • Outrage

    ★★★★

  • Twentieth Century

    ★★★★

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  • One Night in Miami...

    One Night in Miami...

    ★★★½

    There was a hell of a lot of buzz around this movie when it came out, and Criterion has sort of resurfaced that buzz with their announcement of their putting out a Blu-Ray for it. I really enjoyed it, but not as much as the early praise of "One Night in Miami..." would suggest. I loved the last half of the movie mainly, but the first half was a bit less interesting to me. Overall I would say it is…

  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

    Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

    ★★★★½

    Is this film pretty corny and altogether unbelievable? Yes, and I love it. Something about its particular blend of throwback sensational melodrama, pushing the envelope in terms of sexuality and content, and that fucking ending(!!!)-- It's just... perfect, in its imperfection. Love, love, loved it. Makes me want to see more of Russ Meyer's work.

    This is essentially the prototype for both "Boogie Nights" and "Inherent Vice", somehow at the very same time and in equal measures. Yet it's unlike anything I've ever seen before.

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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

    To quote William Friedkin, "If that is a masterpiece, then what is Citizen Kane?"

    This film is not only not the reinvigorating opus that everyone seems to think it is, it isn't even a particularly good movie.

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse suffers from a variety of problems that are too painfully obvious to ignore. Most noticeably: plot holes. The various Spider-People that Miles encounters in the film all seem to know where Miles and the others are at any point,…

  • The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing

    This is my all-time favorite film as of now. It is a true story that is so dramatic, so incredibly emotionally effective, you would swear that it was written. But what happens is better than someone could even write. It IS surreal, it IS terrifying and disgusting. And it's incredible. No other movie has ever captured this level of pure drama in such an intimate, brilliant, and horrifying way.