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  • Boarding Gate

    Boarding Gate

    ★★★★

    Bad investments.

  • Blonde Death

    Blonde Death

    ★★★★★

    "I haven't cried since I saw E.T."

    Rises above the mediocrity of Orange County. I want to read the script, because the language in this movie has the razor wire precision of John Waters when it comes to making one wince and laugh at the same time. Beats watching MTV.

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  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★★★

    "There's no tomorrow... Know why, baby? 'Cause it'll never get here." _ Jacques Renault, blank as a fart
    "Good morning, America" - Carl, after 9 a.m.

    Edges out The Sopranos hard cut to black scored with "Don't Stop Believin'" in the category of greatest way (/metastatement) to end a TV series. Opening on a television showing static (that is subsequently smashed), it's hard not to read some aspects as Lynch venting frustrations. Characters literally vanish. Cooper is anxious to see…

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★

    (It's) HARD TO BE A GO(o)D (Movie)
    or
    Days of Heavin'

    Mostly entertaining spectacle, but good googly moogly could the movie draw any more attention to its own production? By the time Leo's breath fogs up the camera lens it was about time number 2073 that I noticed there was a camera. Seems at odds with the realism/naturalism for which the movie is going. It's also jarring every time there's a CGI animal on screen (the audience I saw it…