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  • Song of Norway

    Song of Norway

    ★★

    Oddly admirable, but—to make it to the end—it's a boring, blonde challenge.

  • The Betsy

    The Betsy

    ★★★

    Kathleen Beller shines, Larry O twangs, Robert Duvall painfully outclasses the material, and it's a romp well worth firing up your engine to see.

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  • Rivals

    Rivals

    ★★★★½

    First off, let's call the film by the proper moniker shown on screen—KRISHNA SHAH'S RIVALS.

    It's important to establish that ownership as, before this endeavor, the name-above-the-title's sole show biz credits were contributing story ideas to one episode each of THE MAN FROM UNCLE and THE FLYING NUN.

    Bounding skyward from there, Shah wrote and directed one of precious few motion pictures I can honestly deem "indescribable." Sure, I could rattle off one heebee-jeebee-inducing plot detail after another, but such…

  • Gummo

    Gummo

    ★★★★½

    Now — having seen it (again) at midnight and the next morning hearing a cosplaying millennial "communist" I refer to as FESA (Fetal Estrogen Steve Albini) sarcastically sniff at it, "Ooh, edgy!" — more than ever.