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  • Old Enough

    Old Enough 1984

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Aug, 2016

    Amiable, organic coming-of-age tale of friendship across the class divide. Probably most interesting today for its low-stakes realism and NYC location shooting.

  • Veteran

    Veteran 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Apr, 2016

    That was some fun shit. Probably the most satisfying set of antagonists and end chase/fight in recent memory (or at least since A Hard Day).

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  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    Jodorowsky's Dune 2013

    ★★½ Watched 01 May, 2014 2

    Could this have been a game-changing psychedelic, philosophical sci-fi epic of gargantuan proportions, somehow bankrolled by a Hollywood studio? I guess, but I sure as hell wouldn't have ponied up the money for a project like this, with only a weighty scrapbook and a surrealistic supergroup helmed by an excitable madman to recommend it.

    The movie itself is badly-shot auteur-stroking of the highest order, as indulgent of its subject as Jodorowsky is of himself, but the art and imagery do…

  • In the Cut

    In the Cut 2003

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Aug, 2013 2

    A drifting intellectual late-bloomer's sexual awakening in the guise of an erotic thriller, unfairly if understandably maligned by viewers hoodwinked by advertising and unaccustomed to whodunits slathered in atmosphere and psychology at the expense of rollercoaster theatrics, put off by a reckless and glistening camera too busy charting the headspace of isolated and sexually paranoid Meg Ryan (fearless and vulnerable and as willing to shed her on-screen past as her character is to shed her depressed, idealistic innocence) faced with…