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  • Double Team

    Double Team

    About 10 more of Rodman’s basketball puns away from a masterpiece. Too many missed opportunities, like how was “alley oop” not worked in somewhere? Fun-stupid-silly-nineties action trash though, glad I watched it.

  • Career Girls

    Career Girls

    ★★★★½

    As one who enjoys the “old friends reuniting several years after college” subgenre, this one might very well be my favorite film of that type yet. So many small moments between Hannah and Annie feel “big,” and I found myself emotionally affected at various points (and certainly the ending).

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  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    This is a terrific film from Jim Jarmusch - cool and stylish as you might expect from this filmmaker, with an assured dose of humor. The combination of samurai philosophy, Mafia/gangster film over a hip-hop soundtrack was pulled off surprisingly well. The juxtaposition of the two defunct or fading ways of life, Ghost Dog's adherence to 18th century Japanese samurai code and the aging mobsters who are clearly on the way out, was very interesting. Long-time character actor Henry Silva…

  • Shivers

    Shivers

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

    This early David Cronenberg body horror effort is rough around the edges (low budget, some not-so-great acting) but it's an interesting take on "infection" horror.

    The setting, as detailed in a somewhat unsettling advertisement that kicks off the film, is a new high-rise apartment building full of amenities on an isolated Canadian island. A perfect setting for mass parasitic infection to let loose utter chaos, and the whole film takes place here. Things are kicked off by a scientist (yep,…