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  • Madman

    Madman

    ★★★½

    An absolutely adorable slasher movie, pure guileless amicability. This has all the acting of Troll 2 but instead of a sarcastic children's comedy it's this totally sweet-natured group of camp counselors who all love and support each other to the point of absolute nonsense. The first non-murderer hint of conflict, a summertime fling that has the guy being too possessive and clingy, is almost immediately resolved when he delivers a heartfelt and sincere apology not just to his partner but…

  • Strange Behavior

    Strange Behavior

    ★★★½

    Truly one of a kind mix of earnest character work, patient pacing, and unabashed camp. When Michael Murphy pressures his son not to get stuck in central Illinois like he did you really feel it, but also there's a choreographed Halloween party dance number to the 1966 hit "Lightnin' Strikes" and wacky sci-fi labs out of 1940's. A cute first date and also a mind-controlled maniac murdering 11 year old boys and sawing their hands off. This really works and I have no idea why.

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  • 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"

  • Repulsion

    Repulsion

    ★★★★½

    The first hour or so makes up such a perfect anxiety nightmare that it bummed me out when it went a more typical (albeit eventful) route of "her madness is making her KILL!" The Polanski that made me squirm during mundane scenes in Rosemary's Baby purely through the power of his mise-en-scene is multiplied by five here, to the point where it got too much for me and I had to pause the movie to go do chores. Polanski's famous…