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  • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

    ★★

    I found this one to be more tolerable than the previous two entires, even though it's now a sci-fi horror dystopia and the at-risk teen center is a total rip of The Dream Warriors. Most importantly, Freddy's back in Freddy's Dead gaining back some of that initial evil that made him so terrifying, while still finding the opportunity to keep a sense of humor about his job, as he describes it. I enjoyed how this sequel went all-out in answering…

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    ★★★★★

    Reg Llama of Brixton's masterpiece. I can't say much more than you've probably absorbed in the 40+ years since this one dropped, but I'll go into it anyway.

    This is a perfect comedy film seemingly by accident. It's a loosely-assembled collection of sketches that regularly reset the narrative pacing by going after another medieval/fantasy cliche, reducing the main characters to bit players (by virtue of them all playing multiple characters over the course of the film, most notably when Arthur…

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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★

    I didn't get social media until eighth grade. It was a Myspace page. Things were...different then. But while watching this one, I realized that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

    Bo Burnham taps into something here that's going to be revisited for years to come. Things like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (nobody uses Facebook anymore) changed the paradigm of how kids interact with each other, but the pursuits have stayed the same. A lot of them…

  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

    ★★★★

    Has fun playing itself straight like a docu-drama written and starring Molly herself. Chastain and Elba take care of the audience. If you'll excuse me now, I'm off to go play some poker..in Red Dead Redemption