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  • Naked Lunch

    Naked Lunch


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

    Was unsure about the ending the first time around- it seemed like a very predictable, lazy twist that was just shoehorned in for the sake of having a twist. I've since realized that that's not the point, and rewatching the film with the knowledge of the ending definitely made me realize how brilliant the ending is. I'm being vague because I rewatched it on a plane and I haven't slept in probably 30 hours. I don't know how to put…

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    Three guys get drunk in a house and occasionally find spiders. One of them spontaneously combusts offscreen, but he's fine about forty minutes later.

    I don't know how you could watch this and think "yeah this is releasable". But they did. I'd say don't watch it sober, but the movie already accurately simulates the experience of being belligerently intoxicated. So watching it drunk is actually like getting even more drunk for free, which is a good deal.

    Also one of cinema's most accurate titles.

  • Freddy Got Fingered

    Freddy Got Fingered


    Essentially what would happen if a studio executive accidentally merged the script for an Adam Sandler film with the script for Festen. Transcendental stupidity mixed with a side of what seems to be Tom Green's real hatred for his actual father (and some sus trivialization of assault that loses this movie a few points). Very underappreciated moment is when a waiter tries to get Rip Torn to stop beating the shit out of Tom Green by saying "sir, this is a fancy restaurant".