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  • Blade of the Immortal

    Blade of the Immortal


    "Death is merciless, but never dying is far worse."

    The protagonist of this film racks up such an impressive body count in the first ten minutes that it's not too surprising the rest of the film can't measure up to it. It also feels like it could have easily been half an hour shorter, maybe even a full hour. One thing I wouldn't cut out, though, is Manji's encounter with the monk with the basket on his head. I love those guys.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name


    "With his Best Adapted Screenplay win for Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory received some long-overdue recognition from the Academy. (He also became, at 89, the oldest winner in any category in Oscar history.) His prior nominations – all in the Best Director category – were for A Room with a View (1985), Howards End (1992), and The Remains of the Day (1993), three of the films that defined Merchant Ivory Productions in the public’s imagination. Together with producer…

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  • Saving Christmas

    Saving Christmas

    This "film" has a running time of about 79 minutes. Here's how that breaks down:

    5.5% - Kirk Cameron's smug, hot chocolate-obsessed introduction
    3% - A seemingly unmotivated cutaway to what looks like a much more interesting movie but is, in fact, not (Bonus: We get to see this footage again in its entirety when it's placed in the proper context)
    2.5% - Cheaply animated opening credits set to a ska cover of "Silent Night"
    7.5% - Kirk's "brother-in-law" --…

  • Gaslight


    What's that? You say there's a movie called Gaslight? Sorry, dear. Never heard of it. You must have imagined the whole thing.