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  • The Decline of Western Civilization

    The Decline of Western Civilization 1981

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Sep, 2015

    The people aren’t always the most lovable, but this is a truly effective document of a time and place, with some electric performances. The stuff with Darby is the best. His friend Michelle’s brief impression of him getting hurt makes me laugh every time. It’s just too bad there aren’t interviews with Alice Bag, Circle Jerks, or Fear (I suppose we get enough of what we need from Fear).

  • The Final Girls

    The Final Girls 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Sep, 2015

    Hoop-tober Film #9: Bonus/Screening

    A girl (Taissa Farmiga) and some friends go to a screening of an 80s slasher film called Camp Bloodbath, starring her dead mother (Malin Akerman), and end up entering the movie. They then have to follow the plot of the movie, and interact within it, to its end. I loved the concept of this, and I loved (practically) everything about how its pulled off. It stays true enough to the tropes and character archetypes of an…

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  • Face/Off

    Face/Off 1997

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Apr, 2014

    I saw this as a cynical, shitty teenager, and hated it. Even before revisiting it, I was deeply ashamed of this fact because I knew in my heart I was wrong. I am proud of how much I have matured in the last 17 years as a viewer of cinema, and that I can now recognize Face/Off as one of the greatest films of all time.

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Aug, 2013 1

    The thing Brooke Adams does with her eyes in this movie might be my favorite thing anyone has done in any movie.