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  • The Inspector Wears Skirts

    The Inspector Wears Skirts 1988

    ★★½ Watched 22 Sep, 2016

    If it weren't for some incredible stunts and occasionally strong action sequences (the opening and closing for certain), than The Inspector Wears Skirts would be a complete waste of time. It tries to work in a comedic action routine along the lines of Police Academy, but it doesn't really work and the weird romantic rivalry subplots burden the film as a whole over and over again. They don't even introduce the story and villains for our heroines to go against…

  • Slugs

    Slugs 1988

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Sep, 2016

    The acting might be borderline awful, the story is ridiculous and uneven, and the scares lacking, but Slugs knows that it suffers from all of these things and plays it up with a wink-wink attitude that works remarkably well for it. It never pulls away from the silliness and often embraces it, running at full speed with its over the top moments (there are a lot more explosions that I would have ever expected in a film like this) and relying on its can-do intent and strong special effects to win out. More often than not, they do.

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  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2015

    Since Pixar decided to completely abandon creativity with their last two films, I was skeptical about Inside Out. However, this is easily one of my favorites that the studio has released and one of their most ambitious, unique, and creative films of their highly regarded catalog. It's both outrageously fun and horrendously sad (a key component to the theme of the film). I'm glad to see the studio producing films like this again. It comes highly recommended.

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2014

    Fincher, you mad genius bastard! Only he could take a film like this and make into a riveting, roller coaster emotional thriller that has even the most intelligent of movie goer leaning whatever which way he wants them to go. It's intoxicating in its subtlety, brimming with impressive performances, and challenging in its delivery. Bravo, good sir.