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  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

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

    Was this the first time in the movies that radiation created a supernatural being? Later it becomes a flip way for American superheroes to get their powers and save the world, but in Japan less than a decade after their country was turned into a human testing ground for the bomb, Godzilla’s atomic origins are entirely too “post-war” to rise above grim. The Godzilla series would later embrace the inherent camp of miniatures and lizard suits with rubbery thunder thighs,…

  • Some Like It Hot

    Some Like It Hot

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    JOE: Do you mind riding backwards? It may take a little longer.
    SUGAR: It's not how long it takes - it's who's taking you.

    It is not how long ago the comedy was released, either - it is who is making the comedy. “Comedy ages poorly” is an excuse for why so many comedy movies fall flat when revisited years later, but here is an old-school comedy delicately walking a minefield of topics related to gender and sex while never…

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  • 63 Up

    63 Up

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

    "It's taken me sixty plus years to know who I am."

    Now the charismatic research scientist Nick is more heartbreaking than the lone drifter Neil? Who knew to still expect shocking reveals from a legendary documentary series? Especially a documentary about eleven elderly people.

    We started with fourteen kids, and now we're down to eleven seniors. Who is missing?

    Suzy finally made good on her 49 Up promise to leave the series. But is she gone for good? She only…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

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    “Alternates, will you clean the blood off my drum set?”

    This movie might have been great if they made it about straight-up S&M porn rather than education. Instead this movie is so terrible, that I wish I was on set to call all the actors butt-fuckers, and to call the director a piece of shit cocksucker.

    Because apparently, according to the logic of this deeply authoritarian flick, the path to competence is paved by verbal and physical aggression. But how…