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  • Oldboy 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Aug, 2014

    Occupies that strange no-mans-land shared with Let Me In. A remake that isn't bad on it's own, and in fact might be a great movie, but for the fact that the original exists. The reason for this movie's production seems solely predicated on the idea that Americans don't like reading subtitles.

  • Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Jul, 2014

    It's a little light on both personal revelations about Ricky Jay and examples of his art, but it's nonetheless rather charming and captivating to listen to him discuss his friendships with magicians from a bygone era. There's plenty of footage concerning a few of those older magicians, which will surely lead to a rabbit-hole of wikipedia and youtube searches.

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  • Not Quite Hollywood 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Feb, 2013

    A highly entertaining look at the Australian exploitation cinema of the 70s and 80s, with equal time given to sexploitation, action flicks, and gory horror pics. The documentary does a great job of capturing the joyous sense of anarchy that comes from a group of young punks breaking the rules. Extra points for treating even the sleazy hucksters only in it for the cash as groundbreaking pioneers in their own right. A few points off for how it glosses over…

  • The Room 2003

    ½ Added

    This film is atrocious, and my ranking represents a clear-eyed, objective view of this film's merits. My personal, subjective rating would be around a 4. This movie is fascinating, and very entertaining. There is nothing in this film that accurately represents human emotion or behavior. Nothing in this film represents reality, and that is awesome.