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  • Toys

    Toys 1992

    ★★ Watched 25 Jun, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What the fuck is this shit? How can something so weird and baffling, with fascinating production design, also be so painfully boring? There’s so much going for it that is amazing, but it could not be more dull and unfunny. I’m positive the entire movie is improvised, and it’s as if they deliberately went with the worst takes. The second half is mildly more entertaining, and has a scene of homicidal war dolls trying to kill LL Cool J that…

  • Avenging Angel

    Avenging Angel 1985

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Jun, 2016

    It’s weird that this gritty, grimy street thriller also strives to be a wacky comedy. Really, all they need is Susan Tyrrell screaming obscenities to be naturally hilarious. The added goofy gags are just baffling and don’t always work (I guess sometimes they do). I haven’t seen the original Angel in awhile, but this took me right back to the world (even with a different actress in the lead). It’s such a well-rounded, real, and sympathetic cast of misfit characters. There’s something special about these films I really love.

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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.