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  • River's Edge
  • Deep Cover
  • Streets of Fire
  • Near Dark

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  • National Treasure

    ★★

  • The Set-Up

    ★★★★

  • Wolf

    ★★★½

  • Naked Singularity

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  • River's Edge

    River's Edge

    ★★★★★

    As accurate a reflection of the ennui and disillusionment that comes with being a teen in a go-nowhere town as there’s ever been on screen. The circumstances might be slightly elevated (albeit loosely based on a true story), but the way it examines the perspectives of these teens is shockingly true to life in a way that I don’t think any other film has so efficiently captured. Watching the peculiar indifference in how this group responds to these traumatic, shocking…

  • The Proposition

    The Proposition

    ★★★★★

    Check out my new interview with Guy Pearce!

    In it, I brought up my love for The Proposition, and he responded by saying that out of everything he’s ever done this is his favorite film and the one that means the most to him. It was a really touching moment during a conversation where we did a deep dive through his career, looking at some of his highlights (L.A. Confidential, Memento), along with some hidden gems (First Snow, The Rover).…

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  • The To Do List

    The To Do List

    My To Do List:

    01. Invent time travel.
    02. Go back in time.
    03. Stop myself from ever seeing this movie.

  • Joe Bell

    Joe Bell

    The "I love my dead gay son!" scene in Heathers turned into an unironic, maudlin, deeply insulting story of how a gay teen's suicide became the tragic backstory for his shitty father's redemption story. This is a movie that genuinely uses the memory of the teen (a real person) to say that he forgives his father for neglecting him and not doing anything to protect him from the extreme abuse that was being inflicted upon him.

    And, of course, that…