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  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Feb, 2016

    I did really enjoy it, but I think this may be a grower, not a shower.

    Fun Fact: Large portion of the cast listed on the poster and heavily featured in ads, probably make up a combined 10 minutes of the film. They are pretty much cameos. Back in the day, these would have been unexpected turns by character actors, but now the roles are all filled by A-listers. I wish I knew that going in as it messed with my expectations.

  • FrackNation

    FrackNation 2013

    ★★★ Watched 05 Feb, 2016

    My first anti-anti-corporation documentary. Not amazing, but does seem to offer a reasonable rebuttal to Gas Land and Gas Land II: Still Gassy. It also helps one to recognize the stupidity of ever listening to any activism documentary not made by a unbiased party.

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  • Velvet Goldmine

    Velvet Goldmine 1998

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Jan, 2016

    Messy but partly due to how insanely ambitious it is. It's a quasi-biopic of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed while kind of being about the entire glam movement itself cut with a Citizen Kane structure set in the blink and you'll miss it dystopian society of Orwell ( and Bowie's) '1984' while simultaneously taking down the cookie cutter pop esthetic and music of the 80's.

    Plus, Ewan McGregor's penis.

  • Tusk

    Tusk 2014

    Watched 19 Sep, 2014

    A truly nightmarish experience. Never before has such shitty direction and writing sunk such a potentially fun and cult horror concept. Kevin Smith referenced The Human Centipede a lot when promoting and writing this thing which is appropriate as it felt like someone sewed buttholes into both my ears and eyes and just funneled shit in there for 100 minutes.

    For your consideration, I don't hate Kevin Smith. I downright like him. I straight up LOVE Clerks, Chasing Amy and…