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  • Wild Rovers

    Wild Rovers


    This might be William Holden’s greatest performance. The deeeper I dive into the Ryan O’Neal catalog the more impressed I become with his ability to play off all manner of performers. He’s a remarkable supporting on-screen partner and seems to work best when he’s boosting a flashier performance. WILD ROVERS is one of the great unsung westerns of the 1970’s and I’m already looking forward to revisiting this film in the near future. Edwards tells a gripping small story in…

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite


    Loved a lot of this, shrugged at the ending because Yorgos can't help himself. Overall affection fell somewhere between "boy howdy these performances are next level shit" and "goddamn, Yorgos, just let me have an ending that satisfies something other than my need for intellectual discourse at the pub."

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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…

  • Beach Blanket Bingo

    Beach Blanket Bingo


    I had fun, but at what cost to my worldview?