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  • Nashville
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • The Master

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  • Habit

    ★★★★

  • Head of the Family

  • Section 1

    ★★★★

  • Romantic Mysticism: The Music of Billy Goldenberg

    ★★★★

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  • Habit

    Habit

    ★★★★

    One of the stronger episodes of The Last Drive-In overall, especially because Joe Bob spends plenty of time with writer/director/star Larry Fessenden, who's every bit as engaging a guest as one would hope. The film itself is still pretty great, but obviously a pretty tough sit at times.

  • Head of the Family

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  • Bone Tomahawk

    Bone Tomahawk

    ★★★★

    Before it takes a turn into its severely grim final act, this is a surprisingly nimble, endearingly well-cast riff on The Searchers. Of course, that turn is so sharp and so complete that it leads to my one quibble with the film - that it doesn't quite prepare the audience for where it's going to go. Granted, a lot of people are coming into this thinking "cannibal western, all right" but I'm willing to bet most won't have that knowledge,…

  • Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    ★★½

    Everyone keeps asking why Chappelle cares so much about litigating the rights of transgender people, but he outright says at the beginning of the special that he's jealous of the increasing acceptance of members of the LGBTQ community by society, particularly as compared to the struggles of black men and women in this country. He even illustrates it via an early anecdote, stressing that "they're a minority, until it's convenient for them to be white." It's easy to see how…