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  • Safety Last!

    Safety Last! 1923

    ★★★★ Rewatched 22 Aug, 2015

    Nearly everyone in this movie is an asshole, not least Harold, and I cringe through the first half. If Lloyd wasn't so charming I don't know if I could do it at all. But that second half is tremendous.

    All I really want, though, is a prequel/spin-off about the toothy, angry cop.

  • God Told Me To

    God Told Me To 1976

    ★★½ Rewatched 21 Aug, 2015

    This was a viewing of what is essentially a dressed-up workprint, titled WHISPER, which Larry Cohen cut together to show for a week in Oregon in order to ensure that his investors got their tax write-off for the film. Film's a kooky business.

    WHISPER is a different film from GOD TOLD ME TO in some respects. Small differences include the absence of the "space splooge" footage under the opening credits, and the lack of quite a few bloody insert shots…

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  • Frank

    Frank 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Jan, 2014

    Tough truth: as an artist, you're probably shit.

    End sequence captures the ineffable magic of creating music with kindred spirits.

  • The Guest

    The Guest 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Jan, 2014

    Like a gleeful satire based on an early Vertigo comics mini-series that never existed.