PatrickRipoll

PatrickRipoll

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  • Suffer, Little Children

    Suffer, Little Children

    ★★★½

    Was not expecting the last 25 minutes to make up for the brain-numbing tedium of the first 50, but they totally do. Whatever sick vibes I got out of Elizabeth giving her roommates nightmares and summoning them to her bed to be pet (?!?) completely dissipate 2 minutes into a 6 minute single-take scene of two people sitting at desks slowly saying nothing of importance inaudibly.

    But some of this shit will stick to me forever, that attic strobe freak…

  • Absolute Quiet

    Absolute Quiet

    ★★★

    "Does this cover all them little jobs in Butte and Spokane too?"
    "It's a blanket contract, half-wit, like we had in vaudeville."

    A preposterous series of events lands an industrialist, his secretary, a declining film star, his actress lover, the governor, his second in command, a reporter, and two escaped convicts all to simmer in loopy tension at an isolated California ranch. Sounds over-stuffed but it zips along pleasantly. Love to watch Wallace Ford, man of a thousand voices. Written by Harry Clork. I used to have a Harry Clork but a technician with a laser beam took care of it for me.

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  • Crooklyn

    Crooklyn

    ★★★★½

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

    In 35mm

    Almost hard to get past the ending which somehow treats Troy's childhood being cut prematurely short by her mother's death (while the rest of her siblings, all boys, are free to still run and play) as a moving passing of the torch, her entry into womanhood at age 10. It's especially disappointing because, by co-writing with his siblings and giving the POV over to his sister Joie (who gets top screenwriting credit), Spike mostly side-steps his women problems…

  • Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

    Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

    "These guys were outrageous!"
    *Cut to cartoon boobs*
    "You couldn't believe the places they would go."
    *Cut to cartoon boobs*
    "I mean, you had never seen anything like it!"
    *Cut to cartoon boobs"