• Drive-Away Dolls

    Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★★½

    65

    Doesn't amount to a whole lot but it's a breezy road-trip comedy with plenty of dildo jokes and wacky antics. That's all you need.

  • Past Lives

    Past Lives

    ★★½

    43

    A pleasant and relatively engaging movie that ultimately left no real impression on me. Maybe the memoir simplicity is just undercooked for my taste, but these characters are lacking any sort of interiority to latch onto, and all of the forlorn glances and unspoken feelings offer very little in terms of substantial weight. I think it Works as a movie, with a strong contrast between distance and intimacy, although I can't really say that I found it personally affecting…

  • Orion and the Dark

    Orion and the Dark

    ★★★

    58

    That Saul Bass sight gag got me good. Kaufman for kids!

  • This Is Me…Now

    This Is Me…Now

    Beyoncé's Lemonade if it catered to Facebook Moms.

  • Dirty Grandpa

    Dirty Grandpa

    ★★★★½

    83

    "I want you to tear open my bra like it's a social security check."

    "Tell me you've fallen and you can't get up."

    "Tell me how things were better under Eisenhower."

  • Showing Up

    Showing Up

    ★★★★½

    83

    Found myself enraptured fairly early, with the wounded pigeon as a overt metaphor of self-reliance and vulnerability. As cute as it is on a thematic level, it rings true, and the payoff is massive. Being an artist, what's tangible and emotional ultimately still needs to be networked, sold, commodified. Ordinary people, extraordinary moments.

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    100

    First watch in a long while. My heart started to ache as soon I heard those first few notes of Bernard Herrmann's score. Betsy's reflection in the rear-view mirror conjures up feelings of a grimy nostalgia, a misguided fantasy, the beginning of a dream and the end of a nightmare. Or maybe it's the other way around.

    This movie fundamentally re-wired my brain.

    "So long."

  • Piranha 3D

    Piranha 3D

    ★★★★½

    85

    An extravaganza of bawdy humor and vicious gory set-pieces - this early 2010s creature feature is heavily underseen and it made for a perfect fit on our podcast. Ving Rhames! Adam Scott! Jerry O'Connell as a porn director! It has it all!

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  • Twixt

    Twixt

    ★★★★

    *Was a 70, now an 80*

    This new-ish Authentic Cut doesn't do a whole lot beyond a more ambiguous coda, and that's precisely what this movie needs. There's plenty of melancholy mystery here, not just in the plotting but also in the sensory details. Those grey-scale nighttime sequences feel like the digital endpoint of the angst and passions of Rumble Fish. Love this movie.

  • Peggy Sue Got Married

    Peggy Sue Got Married

    ★★★★½

    84

    A fantasy of re-experiencing life. Not as it exactly occurred, but as a dream of what if's. Peggy visiting her grandparents is one of Coppola's greatest scenes - a thunderstorm of wisdom and emotion.

  • Theater Camp

    Theater Camp

    ★★★★½

    83

    Recalls the inspiration and spontaneity of a great Christopher Guest movie. Funny, full of warmth and charm, just a total crowd pleaser front to back.

  • Josie and the Pussycats

    Josie and the Pussycats

    ★★★★

    78

    Pairing this with They Live would make for such a quality double-feature.