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  • The Happiness of the Katakuris

    ★★★★★

  • Dune

  • Judy Blume Forever

    ★★★★★

  • Whispers in the Dark

    ★★★

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  • What Happened, Miss Simone?

    What Happened, Miss Simone?

    ★★★★

    "I choose to reflect the times and the situations in which I find myself. That, to me, is my duty. And at this crucial time in our lives, when everything is so desperate, when every day is a matter of survival, I don't think you can help but be involved. Young people, Black and white, know this, that's why they’re so involved in politics. We will shape and mold this country; I will not be molded and shaped at all…

  • Gilda

    Gilda

    ★★★★★

    "You do hate me, don't you, Johnny?"
    "I don't think you have any idea how much."
    "Hate is a very exciting emotion. Haven't you noticed? Very exciting. I hate you too, Johnny. I hate you so much that… I think I'm going to die from it."

    Noirvember #1

    She sizzles, she burns. She's Rita Hayworth as Gilda, the ultimate noir goddess of the silver screen.

    As chilly rain pours outside my window, Charles Vidor's hot-blooded drama is the supreme choice…

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  • The Happiness of the Katakuris

    The Happiness of the Katakuris

    ★★★★★

    "This is the story of one summer's events, for the family that I love."

    Sunday Mini-Collab w/ AJ

    We're back in Miike-land! Gruesome death as an inn's guests are knocked off one by one Agatha Christie-style, vibrant musical numbers (including an onscreen singalong for the audience), dancing zombies and claymation interludes abound!

    Also, Tetsurô Tanba is an icon and he's allowed to do whatever he wants. Talk, not sing. He just is.

    So let's consider: it's entirely possible that Richard…

  • Dune

    Dune

    "Fear is the mind-killer."

    Villeneuve popcorn cinema would benefit from a laugh track. How could I not miss the Lynchian delights of Kyle MacLachlan's perfect chin, Sting's metallic bikini, floating Kenneth McMillan and the unofficial Sexiest Man Alive of the 1980s, Everett McGill? Now that's entertainment!

    Jason Momoa playing a character named Duncan Idaho: sillier than being called Aquaman, Y/N?

    All very spice-tastic for sure, but unquestionably much better in the second half (or even the last third?). "Worms travel…

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  • Bride of Re-Animator

    Bride of Re-Animator

    ★★★★

    "He took my body, but he cannot take my mind!"

    (Warning: spoilers in the last paragraph.)

    Fellas, is it gay if you steal your roommate's dead fiancée's heart and give it to him in exchange for him staying by your side and doing whatever you ask?

    Proving that a horror franchise can only benefit from less heterosexual romance and way more homoerotic subtext, Bride of Re-Animator is another frenzied delight from producer Brian Yuzna, who took over for Stuart Gordon…

  • Maestro

    Maestro

    ½

    "If summer doesn’t sing in you, then nothing sings in you, and if nothing sings in you, then you can't make music."

    Women Film Editors #249: Michelle Tesoro

    I would tell BCoop to take a seat, but I know he doesn't believe in them.

    Rarely do I find Oscar bait as completely, utterly bad as this, so I'll give you two examples of how this slog could have been improved even slightly: according to my grandfather's friend Max, a violist…