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  • Crawl

    Crawl

    ★★★½

    A lot of munching in this movie! A lot of standard 2010’s horror bullshit too, the thuddingly solid demarcation between “This scene is the one about the THEMES” and “This scene is the scary part” but eh at this point that’s to be expected. I did yelp quite a few times which isn’t anything to sneeze at.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    Left early because I wanted to go home and read JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, sorry Ari, the part when the spooky cultist is talking about how much they respect traffic laws was funny I guess.

  • Duelle

    Duelle

    ★★★★★

    If your movie doesn’t have a Kid Detective then I’m sorry but it’s shit.

  • Ace Attorney

    Ace Attorney

    ★★★★½

    Probably one of the greatest video game adaptations ever, almost certainly the most faithful. It’s the Summer of Ace Attorney, baby.

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Watched this with Sophie after drinking approximately two bottles of wine and basically just spent the entire time yelling about how great it is.

  • Klute

    Klute

    ★★★★★

    I gotta get up. 

  • Out 1

    Out 1

    ★★★★★

    The language of the birds.

  • My Cousin Vinny

    My Cousin Vinny

    ★★★★

    Marisa Tomei!! We stan!!!

  • Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

    Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

    ★★★½

    Small Brain: This movie references Bergman’s Seventh Seal. 
    Medium Brain: This movie references Powell & Pressburger’s Matter of Life and Death. 
    Cosmic Brain: This movie references William Peter Blatty’s Exorcist III. 

  • The Secret of NIMH

    The Secret of NIMH

    ★★★★½

    Feels mythic and gigantic in ways that not many American movies do. Somehow has the feel of a Miyazaki movie (minus the occasional Disney-isms like the crow), even though it came out like 2 years before Nauiscaa dropped!

  • Hanagatami

    Hanagatami

    ★★★★

    *The Jerk voice* This guy HATES this war!!

  • Nightfall

    Nightfall

    ★★★★

    The plot of this movie would make a pretty killer Ace Attorney case.