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  • Manglehorn

    Manglehorn 2014

    ★★★ Watched 20 Jun, 2015 7

    A peculiar film.

    Everything involving Manglehorn's lost love - his incessant letter writing (complete with godawful voiceover) - and the forced nature of the strained relationship with his son (Chris Messina) did not work for me. They remain the weakest aspects of Manglehorn in my view.

    Now, all the random oddities. I quite enjoyed those, to be honest. Harmony Korine's Tan Man Gary; his recounting of the happy birthday firepalm story. Mimes. Watermelon car crash. The folding upon itself Malickian…

  • Meet Him And Die

    Meet Him And Die 1976

    ★★★ Watched 19 Jun, 2015

    2015 Film Viewing Resolution #16

    Franco Prosperi's Meet Him And Die happens to be a fairly solid entry in the poliziotteschi genre (I've only seen two entries so what the hell do I know). Ray Lovelock plays a pretty-boy undercover cop hell bent on killing gangsters and criminals because they crippled his mother for no apparent reason. I'm not joking...they were evading arrest stopped in a square and shot his mother for no reason whatsoever except to give Lovelock's character…

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums 2001

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Feb, 2013 8

    Often times certain films hold a special place in my heart, as I am sure the same can be said of almost everyone else. My memory of The Royal Tenenbaums involves a group of friends driving one hour (both ways) to Baltimore to catch it at the Charles Theater. At the time, that was the only way to see Wes Anderson’s newest film, since growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, one did not have the opportunity to see…

  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke 1997

    ★★★★★ Watched 03 Oct, 2014 6

    My mouth was agape, awestruck for the entire duration.

    I know I claimed Spirited Away to be the best animated film ever, but now I just don't know anymore. Are these two tied? Is this the best animated film? Is it still Spirited Away?

    Demon worms, rotting boar carcasses, cursed forearms, a red elk, bobblehead tree spirits, a goofy looking Forest God that turns into a giant, translucent glob of sparkling water, detached limbs and heads, wolves, hangry apes, more…