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  • Bugsy Malone

    Bugsy Malone

    ★★★

    Such a weird movie. A gangster film starring all children. And a musical to boot. And the guns all shoot whipped cream or something. And it’s all played with a completely straight face. More interesting in theory than in practice, but it’s entertaining enough.

  • In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place

    ★★★★½

    The main character’s name is “Dix Steele” and I chuckle every time someone says that.

    Dix Steele is a MANLY man who is DEADLY SERIOUS and charming and women just love him and stand on their balconies in negligees just so that he’ll see them.

    DIX STEELE is a MANLY man who invites women over to his place and takes off his clothes and puts on a robe and has them read books to him and then calls them a…

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  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    ★★★★★

    And this, at last, is the gift of Chernobyl: where once I would fear the cost of truth, now I only ask, what is the cost of lies?

    I can’t think of a miniseries better than Chernobyl. I can’t think of a series more meticulously constructed. Rather than starting with the cause of the meltdown, we immediately jump into the aftermath of the core explosion and only figure out what happened along with the investigators, which makes the last episode…

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    ★★★★

    Film School Drop Outs 2019

    Week 6 - Movement - German Weimar Cinema (1919-1933)

    Imagine that David Lynch and Tim Burton were alive in 1920s Germany and teamed up to make a silent horror and that’s about what the tone and set design here are. The tone is all over the place, from existential/psychological horror to outright comedy, but it really works overall. 

    My normal critique of a lot of the silent horror that I’ve watched still applies: the pacing…