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  • First Blood

    First Blood

    ★★★½

    There sure are a lot of those "now go with me on this" sort of scenarios in 'First Blood'.

    I feel like this takes up the upper-most branches of the 'Fast and Furious' family tree.

  • Platoon

    Platoon

    ★★★★

    I've been deep into a lot of Vietnam materials lately. Audiobooks, documentaries, film, podcasts. And I've got plenty of recommendations is you're also on an American war history bender.

    What a miserable fucking hellhole that war was. And a mar on the already sufficiently colorful national history.

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    ★★★★½

    This is, rightfully so, among the most quotable movies of all time. There's nothing to say that hasn't been said about this absolute work of art. The Monty Python boys were so far ahead of their time it's ridiculous.

  • This Is Spinal Tap

    This Is Spinal Tap

    ★★★½

    I'm actually pretty sad to report the cultism following 'This Is Spinal Tap' is more or less lost on me. Is it because this paved the way for mockumentaries? Is it the cast? I love the lore around this movie, but I just found myself a bit bored. Damn!

  • The Scorpion King

    The Scorpion King

    ★★

    Recast 'The Scorpion King' with the cast of GoT. Mayyyyybe then..

  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    ★★★★½

    Apparently I was on a very happenstance Coen Bros kick. 'Burn After reading did not disappoint. The cinematography and dialogue (as always) was a spectacular watch. Highly recommendable.

  • Carrie

    Carrie

    ★★★½

    Somebody on the interwebs called this "male-gazey" and I'm not a man to fix what ain't broke. 'Carrie' is male-gazey, but I'll be damned if I don't buy every minute that Sissy is on screen. She's next level talented.

  • Fargo

    Fargo

    ★★★★★

    I hadn't seen this in its entirety in years, and... wow. What the hay could anyone possibly say is wrong with this movie? I was born and raised in Minnesota, and this movie sheds more light on that gosh-darn beauuuuuutiful state than I knew could be shed. What a national treasure this movie is.

  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    ★★★★★

    It's the writer's room, 2018, mid development on what should by all accounts prove to be the smash television hit of the following year. A young writer looking to make a name for himself enters, sweating profusely, papers hanging out of folders, apologetic for his tardiness, hoping that TODAY is the day he capitalizes on this golden opportunity. He's been asked to come up with a historically accurate, narratively interesting, and quasi-unbelievable plot device that illustrates the patriotic recklessness of…

  • Easy Rider

    Easy Rider

    ★★★★½

    “NEH NEH NEH, fuh fuh.. firecracker” 
    Jack is just showing off in this flick.

  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    ★★★★½

    What an absolute cacophony of magnificent performances.

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★★½

    The game: Cards Against Humanity
    The black card: "______________! Don't try this at home."
    The white card: "JEFF BRIDGES' MOUTH SOUNDS"