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  • The Long Goodbye
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Near Dark
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  • Inu-oh

    ★★★½

  • Josie and the Pussycats

    ★★★★

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ★★★

  • Stone Cold

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  • Being John Malkovich

    Being John Malkovich

    ★★★★★

    Perfect dream logic movie that has no right to exist or be this good. Pretty much everything that tried to imitate this vibe in the 2000s was too saccharine and twee but here you get real scumbag John Cusack, the master Cameron Diaz, an insanely sexy and cool Catherine Keener, and of course, Johnny himself in a role he by all accounts should never have taken on but works so beautifully in. Bursting with ideas and incredibly funny.

  • Parents

    Parents

    ★★★★½

    "Well mister, you scare me too. You don't look like me, you don't act like me — you hate me. Well you know what? I'm not so crazy about you either."

    Expected this to be a schlocky 50s comedy horror thing and like, it is funny but it's also incredibly scary. Perfectly captures the experience of being a child with no understanding of or defense against the adult world — Balaban's direction here is incredible, with low angles and some…

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  • Inu-oh

    Inu-oh

    ★★★½

    We love to see freaks winning and shitty dads exploding don’t we. The boys should have kissed tho

  • Josie and the Pussycats

    Josie and the Pussycats

    ★★★★

    Way ahead of its time — the Y2K era was not ready to be satirized this sharply, but watching it now it's just such a funny and sweet movie that adapts the music video aesthetics of the era perfectly. Maybe I'm just feeling old and nostalgic lately but god, the music in this is so good, everyone's firing on all cylinders... truly wonderful, weird film.

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