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  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    “Am I really your best friend? I get worried it was just me.”

    Hmm...this was just really fun. The Kendrick character reminds me so much of a bff that I don’t see much of anymore. All the little details like her laugh, the friendship bracelets, drunk vocal mannerisms. The way she’s genuinely excited about a hangover smoothie. The mom vlogs. Not sure if that’s a good thing, but this at least made her character seem real to me (the others,…

  • Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole

    "When the history of this sun-baked Siberia is written, these shameful words will live in infamy: No chopped chicken liver! No garlic pickles."

    A nice, well-balanced set of words. Those last two exclamations completely deflate the affected hyperbole that comes before the colon. An image that I maybe had a nightmare about, a line that really stuck with me, but not for the reason Chuck thinks it did.

    Utterly gross that he prefers chicken liver to chicken tacos. Piece of…

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  • The Panic in Needle Park

    The Panic in Needle Park

    ★★★★

    Love the poster for this one.
    Some of my favorite films were released in 1971; so this month, I've decided to work my way through watching Letterboxd's highest rated films for that year. Panic in Needle Park isn't among the highest rated on this site, but I see no reason why it shouldn't be; dismal and unpalatable as it is.

    I'm usually not a fan of the genre; I just don't like seeing needles going into arms and people getting…

  • The Unknown Known

    The Unknown Known

    ★★★★½

    “I wanna make a list of things I’ve done for the Pentagon, including getting rid of words.” – Donald Rumsfeld

    Unlike 'Fog of War', this was never meant to be some cathartic exposé that aims to make Rumsfeld feel accountable for his blunders. Before even watching it, I knew this wouldn't be the case. I've seen enough Rumsfeld interviews to know that Morris wouldn't have gotten very far, even if he tried. As predicted, Rumsfeld remained self-satisfied with what he…