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  • Sonny Boy

    Sonny Boy 1990

    Watched 29 Apr, 2016

    Odd, sometimes disjointed and disturbing fable that seems to gently borrow from some more recognizable horror fare. I watched late at night, fading in and out a few times which I think only enhanced the film and the "dreamlike" (RE: nightmare!) atmosphere. Oh, and the Carradine-written theme song is disarmingly haunting. I don't know that I liked it, but I definitely didn't hate it...this one's for the more adventurous.

  • Everybody Wants Some

    Everybody Wants Some 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Apr, 2016

    Everybody Wants Some is 2 hours of hanging out with best friends. It feels familiar enough to engage the audience, but personal enough to feel like someone else sharing a great, youthful memory. You enjoy spending every minute with these characters and when it ends, you want more time with them. Just like youth, it's fleeting and you just have to savor every moment. Relentlessly fun and funny, but never pointless and really has more going on under the surface if you care to look.

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  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Jan, 2016

    I can't imagine this movie not animated! It's not that it wouldn't be as interesting done live action, It would just defeat the point. Everything looks familiar, but not quite. It's as if the animated world is interpreting ours.

  • The Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Project 1986

    ★★★½ Added

    Kid makes nuke to protest nuke facility in his backyard...this film WOULD NEVER BE MADE TODAY!