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  • Little Buddha

    Little Buddha 1993

    ★★★ Watched 30 May, 2016

    While it's a well-meaning and perfectly pleasant film, it's difficult to give it a full recommendation on account of its overlength, highly variable acting (The possibility that these were Chris Isaak's best takes is horrifying to me), and some noticeable issues on the scripting level.

    On the plus side: it's often visually stunning, the kids are generally appealing, and the film offers the singular pleasure of watching a super bronzed Keanu Reeves add 'Indian' to the list of accents he should never have attempted in the first place.

    Also: there are so many monkeys in this movie, you guys...

  • Escape from Tomorrow

    Escape from Tomorrow 2013

    ★★★ Watched 26 May, 2016

    Pretty brilliantly executed and some pretty funny/endearingly bizarre moments, but I was hoping I'd have a little more to say about it than that...

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  • The Hitcher

    The Hitcher 1986

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Oct, 2012 1

    I'm not entirely sure this movie makes any sense whatsoever.

    Could not matter less. Rutger Hauer is the God damned devil in this one.

    Highly recommended.

  • White Zombie

    White Zombie 1932

    ★★★ Watched 23 Oct, 2012 2

    This is a horror movie from 1932 that takes place in Haiti and features Bela Lugosi as a voodoo priest.

    And yet somehow, it manages to be far LESS racist than the John Wayne movie I watched earlier today.

    Take as long as you need to process that.