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  • Virgin School 2007

    ★★ Rewatched 12 Sep, 2014

    If you take a drink every time you cringe from second hand embarrassment while watching Virgin School, you should be good by halfway through.

    Virgin School does nothing but document the process in which the titular Amsterdam based school teaches virginal men intimacy and emphasize an idea similar to American Pie, in that losing one's virginity is important and required if one is to be a man. Only worth watching for the spectacle and the unintended humor of it all.

  • True Romance 1993

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Aug, 2014 1

    Arguably Quentin Tarintino's best script. True Romance's title rings true if you value pop culture as much as the two leads and if you have a dark sense of humor like Tarintino. It also helps that the two leads, Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater, have such a great onscreen chemistry that I was convinced that they'd be together forever as soon as Alabama dumped her popcorn all over Clarence.

    I'll be damned if I give so much acclaim to Tarintino and none for Tony Scott's stylish direction.

    So cool.

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  • Stoker 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Dec, 2013

    It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.

    There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…

  • Total Recall 2012

    ★★ Watched 08 Aug, 2012 9

    If I never saw the other Total Recall, I might have really REALLY enjoyed this, but I did see the 1990 version so I knew this wouldn't be as good. I didn't want to compare it to it, but all the not-so-subtle references to the superior classic just kept on bringing me back to the Verhoeven's adaptation. In fact, I found that most of the time I was excited because I was waiting for the next reference to the other…