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  • Rock 'n' Roll High School

    Rock 'n' Roll High School

    ★★★★★

    Filming Joey through a fish eye lens while he sings "Pinhead" was definitely a CHOICE.

    Same with Riff Randell singing, "I just wanna get some chicks," in her personally penned rendition of "Rock'N'Roll High School."

    Go to East Austin on a raucous night, and you'll see a bunch of aging '70s cosplayers still boogying to the same music and modeling the same threads (and snorting the same coke off the ground) like a sad time warp cartoon world of this…

  • Hard Ticket to Hawaii

    Hard Ticket to Hawaii

    ★★★

    I don’t know if I’ve seen too many budget action trashterpieces or can’t view these movies through an ironic lense anymore or if all the tan swole espionage checks idiosyncratic boxes that don’t specifically interest me, but I struggled to get into Hard Ticket to Hawaii. Why is a movie featuring identical looking Playboy Playmates, a mutant python, and a bazooka so weirdly plot heavy? Why does everyone sound so quiet and far away like they’re barely enunciating their dialogue…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★

    Took me half a week to finally log a review for this remake 'cause it's so exhausting. Luca G's Suspiria is kind of a mess that tries to do way too much without really hitting any mark over a bloated span of nearly three hours. I dug the oppressive cold restrained vibe and authentic feeling '70s aesthetic from the fashions to striking locations to the camerawork full of zooms and sustained takes. Most of the movie nails a sort of…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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

    Batman and Superman stop fighting because they both realize their moms are named Martha. That actually happens in this movie.