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  • The Liquidator

    The Liquidator


    Semi-spoofy spy film featuring Rod Taylor as our failing upward espionage hero. Directed by Jack Cardiff (DP on THE RED SHOES among many others), THE LIQUIDATOR looks great. Unusual color palettes and bold use of primary color elevate an otherwise rather lifeless but amicable ilm.

  • Wizards of the Lost Kingdom

    Wizards of the Lost Kingdom


    MST3K Episode 1110: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom

    When shockingly bad filmmaking collides with swords, sandals, magic, fluffy white Chewbacca knockoff and a doof that looks like a lesser Janitor from SCRUBS. Incomprehensible, but maybe the best MST3K episode of the new season.

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  • The Fly

    The Fly


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

    33 Horror Movies. 33 Reviews. Hooptober Challenges.
    View my 2016 Cinema Shame/Hoop-Tober Watch Pile Shame-a-thon Statement here.

    Nature of Shame:
    Never seen THE FLY (1986). CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! Jeff Goldblum. Cronenberg. Oozy goo. THE FLY!

    Hoop-tober Challenge Checklist:
    Decade - 1980's
    Original and Remake

    The Advance Word: OMFG LIKE THE BEST F'ING MOVIE EVER. I'm substituting hyperbole for an honest appraisal of my expectations here. I do so because I scanned the @Letterboxd reviews and that's pretty much what…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver


    Growing in esteem by the minute. I fell in love when Edgar Wright opens his movie with Jon Spencer. If I could ever write a movie worth a damn I'd include Jon Spencer. But I couldn't tell if I was merely infatuated with the music or if the movie behind the killer jams also made my heart swell. 

    It does. It did. There's more to this movie than electric practical stunt driving and music and a simple good kid gets…