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  • Body Double
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • 10 to Midnight
  • The Evil Dead

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  • The Invisible Maniac

    ★★★★

  • The Devonsville Terror

    ★★★½

  • Plane

    ★★★

  • The Number 23

    ★★½

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  • Men

    Men

    ★★½

    Mehn

    Was actually digging the first part and felt ready to coast with Garland's lean premise, as foolhardy and obsequious as I feared it would end up. Pleasant English countryside setting and engaging performances by the two leads are the standouts in this A24 sampling of "elevated horror" which I might have tolerated more in my youth, perhaps on a date trying to impress someone like Jenny Ortega's Scream character.

    Rory Kinnear plays multiple "men," but is most memorable as…

  • Babylon

    Babylon

    ★★★★

    "Never have I seen such a maelstrom of bad taste and sheer magic."

    A movie that quite literally starts off by addressing the elephant in the room. Chazzelle promises a wild and messy ride with a lot of shit coming your way. Hollywood on Hollyweird explosive shit--a whirlpool of post technicolor comic debauchery. Welcome to the asshole of LA.

    Now pucker up and kiss it.

    The natural high of cinema is the best high. So many coked up whip pans…

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  • The Invisible Maniac

    The Invisible Maniac

    ★★★★

    Rifkin even briefly praises the catering on this lively and well-moderated commentary discussion that reveals more than you ever needed to know about The Invisible Maniac. It's not quite on the detailed level of early Robert Rodriguez tracks, but Rifkin is frank about how he used this as a warm-up movie to gain more hands on experience behind the camera before having to fret bigger budgets. Still prefer both Rif Coogan alias joints to his more polished studio efforts.
    8/10

  • Movie Hoarders: From VHS to DVD and Beyond!

    Movie Hoarders: From VHS to DVD and Beyond!

    ★½

    Plenty of YouTube collectors represented here. Spends shockingly little time showcasing collections or talking about how they organize their stuff. The other docs I've watched from this director on VHS had more niche collectors discussing some of their prized or obscure titles, or reminiscing about their favorite rental stores. This starts being OCD on the FOMO and then becomes almost a fear-based rant from mostly dudes on how we're in danger of losing everything if we don't snap it up…

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  • Sabotage

    Sabotage

    ★★★★½

    Blissfully gritty and violent combination of pulp action and neo noir. It's the strongest in a string of distinguished work since Schwarzenegger has returned to movies. This is David Ayer's uncompromising reaction to The Expendables and it's not for wimps. Olivia Williams and Mireille Enos turn in exciting gender-defying performances as the hard-boiled women trapped in this nightmare of throbbing, reckless machismo.

  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★½

    Hollywood really seems to want to fuck fish lately. Aren't we even getting a rehash of The Little Mermaid soon?

    The saddest truth is that Aquaman is no longer just an Entourage gag. It's now an actual joke that imagines James Cameron's Avatar as it might've been cloned by George Lucas during his prequel phase. The filmmakers seem to reference Lucas's empire multiple times, especially with all the political mumbo jumbo and silly underwater creatures. Hell, we even get Django…