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  • Nope

    Nope

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Before the film there was an Amazon Prime ad that told us to silence our phones (good, fine) and not to make out in the movie theater (hunh? why?) Pissed me off.

    I was thinking as I walked in how grateful I was to be going to see something where I knew so little and still felt confident both that the filmmaker would trust my intelligence and have my interest in being entertained at heart. The first utterance of “Nope!”…

  • The Cat Returns

    The Cat Returns

    Had anticipated the movie would be much more po-faced than it was. It's goofier and cartoonier than most Ghibli, which suits the doofy subject matter. Tim Curry, of course, strange and good as a dissipated pervert villain. Andy Richter quite good as an unctuous, amoral little weirdo.

    I guess it's a little weird that a girl should be initiated into adulthood through admitting her crush on a cat figurine, to the cat figurine — but even this I am prepared to believe.

    The cat is named HUMBERT though?!?!!! That I could not believe.

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  • The Singing Detective

    The Singing Detective

    My dad taped this when it originally aired stateside on PBS. When Mickey's Christmas Carol aired one of these tapes was used to record it for my sister and I who were both single-digit young.

    Not much later my sister and I were both allowed to stay home sick from school alone. We put on MIckey's Christmas Carol which, with its grave opening into flaming Hell, was already at the limits of what induced fear in us.

    The Christmas special…

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    Dazzled by Paul's joke that, in an effort to please John and Yoko, he had written several songs about blank white walls because he "thought that was what they liked."