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  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door

    The Spook Who Sat by the Door

    ★★★★½

    There is a dry coldness to the first act that slowly erodes throughout the film until it boils over into an absolutely chaotic and visceral riot sequence.  Despite there being 46 years and projected celluloid light between the audience and that sequence, it still felt very immediate and pretty scary.  Though the second and third act operate on a small scale, it still feels like a more sizable event is unfolding, and it never strays into the “too goofy” territory.…

  • Tightrope

    Tightrope

    ★★★★

    “Want to go hoist some oysters?” 


    Clint Eastwood stars in “Crusing”-for-straight-people, where he plays a divorced cop in New Orleans that goes on a dark odyssey into the kinky sexual underbelly of the city. It’s as awkward as it sounds. Multiple times throughout my viewing, things would happen that made me audibly gasp “what???” to the television screen. Some of these things were surprising pieces of dialogue, like Clint’s response to a come-on at a gay bar. Sometimes it was…

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  • Chan Is Missing

    Chan Is Missing

    ★★★★★

    Wood Moy’s performance is so naturalistic and sympathetic; it reads as effortless .  This is a funny, introspective, and mysterious low budget masterpiece.  Pure cinema and very inspiring.

  • Xtro

    Xtro

    ★★★★

    "Have you ever had a dream with a dwarf in it? Do you know anyone who's had a dream with a dwarf in it? No! I don't even have dreams with dwarves in them. The only place I've seen dwarves in dreams is in stupid movies like this! "Oh make it weird, put a dwarf in it!". Everyone will go "Woah, this must be a fuckin' dream, there's a fuckin' dwarf in it!". -- Living in Oblivion

    I know it…

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  • S Is for Stanley

    S Is for Stanley

    ★★★

    Emilio,

    Write my review.

    Love, S.

  • Final Flesh

    Final Flesh

    ★★★★★

    Somehow more degrading than actual pornography.