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  • Man of La Mancha
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Shoot 'Em Up

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  • Cold Water


  • Holiday Inn


  • Gozu


  • Monster Hunter


Pinned reviews

  • King Dong

    King Dong


    Back in 2013, I was a sophomore in college. I'd made friends with some folks living down the hall from me in what was then Aspen Dorm at Northern Arizona University. I'd had connections like this my freshman year, but these visits felt particularly special, since the people I'd made friends with were far more on my wavelength and didn't have other friends from rich families who'd whinge about how they only had three thousand dollars left in their bank…

Recent reviews

  • Cold Water

    Cold Water


    Birth Year Challenge '94! Once!

    When you're young and on the edge, each day can feel like winter drowning. Disconnected from everything that should bring pleasure or stability, unable to identify what's wrong or where you can go to make it better, looked down upon by authority and peers alike. The troubled teen for whom school and jail, home and open road, friends and family none provide an adequate sense of connection or belonging is uniquely vulnerable as someone for…

  • Holiday Inn

    Holiday Inn


    Musical Challenge! Theme 21 - a holiday musical!

    Compared against the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers films I've watched in the past, the love triangle between Astaire, Bing Crosby, and Marjorie Reynolds doesn't inspire much within me. Not to imply I've come around and now consider the Astaire x Rogers pairing the all-time great cinematic romance so many others see in their dances, but the cuteness of their regular interactions paired alongside their utter perfection in gliding feet at least gets me…

Popular reviews

  • City Lights

    City Lights


    Film School Drop-Outs 2018! Week 2 Retro - The Silent Comedy!

    Having reflected for the better part of 24 hours before writing this review, I think the funniest thing about Charlie Chapin's Tramp are the moments when you aren't sure whether he's cottoned on or not. Take the spaghetti eating scene for instance, where his expression wavers between disbelief and satisfaction, culminating in a head turn and slow standing up with brows knit... only for it to turn out he's…

  • What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?

    What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?


    This thing is poorly made pseudo-science trash, and probably doesn't deserve a review consisting of anything beyond that statement, but I'm gonna write a few brief thoughts for coherency's sake.

    As with Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas, the framework here is not all bad. When they get down to discussing neurochemistry and how your brain is capable of inducing changes within your body without the need for outside stimuli, it's an oversimplified but basically correct take on what happens. They're effectively…