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  • Taxi Driver
  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Thing
  • Roar

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  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

  • The Meaning of Life

    ★★★★

  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

    ★★★★½

  • Mad Max

    ★★½

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  • The Meaning of Life

    The Meaning of Life

    ★★★★

    Likely my favourite thing that Monty Python put out, though it seems to be remembered as a bit of an uneven mistake. It frequently switches from doing something very, very stupid to something profound and cuttingly sincere and back again. Eric Idle's songs have never been better either. I'm no Python nerd, but that's pretty much what I'd want from them. It looks shockingly good throughout too, with incredible production, choreography and orchestration to prop up some very dumb jokes.…

  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

    Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

    ★★★★½

    I think it's important that Butt-Head saves the day in the end. They aren't nasty or malicious characters. They're just a couple of bottom-rung idiots who don't care, and that's what makes them such a delight. Mike Judge clearly has tremendous affection for them, and it's heartwarming to see them given a dynamic action montage to an Isaac Hayes theme song and a Beauty and the Beast-rivaling camera sweeping dance scene between them laughing at a donkey taking a shit and commenting that "The sun sucks" while dying of thirst in the desert.

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  • Hideaki Anno: The Final Challenge of Evangelion

    Hideaki Anno: The Final Challenge of Evangelion

    ★★★★

    A startling exposé on how hard it is to work for Hideaki Anno. I was getting a headache from the intricacy of his staff's work, and how casually Anno dismisses it. It's a horror show.

    This is the way Anno wants to be understood though. He spends a lot of time directing the documentary crew not to focus on him, but the reactions of his staff. Evangelion is a work of his deepest, most sincere passions. He's rarely consciously aware…

  • Cat Ramen Taishou

    Cat Ramen Taishou

    ★½

    [REVIEW FROM AUGUST 27TH, 2012, WHEN THE FILM WAS LISTED AS "PUSSY SOUP"]

    Misleading title.