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  • Life Stinks

    Life Stinks

    ★★★

    Mel, if you're reading this, LIFE STINKS would make a great musical. Songs could include "Are My Elevens Up," "They Put the Poor in a Cardboard Box," "Life Stinks," "He Needs It," and "You're the Only Person I Can Stand," plus that dance number in the warehouse would look lovely on stage. Get on it!

  • 3 from Hell

    3 from Hell

    An addendum to Zombs Away! 2018: The Films of Mr. Robert Zombie

    Man, it's a good thing Rob Zombie never made a sequel to THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, am I right? What an awful idea that would have been!
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    Wait, what?
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    Goddamnit.

    Most filmmakers get, if not better, then at least more competent and self-assured as they go along, learning through experience what works and what doesn't when you write, shoot,…

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  • Green Book

    Green Book

    An addendum to Farrelly We Bro Along 2018: The Farrelly Brothers Ranked

    The latest Farrelly-helmed "bromance conquers all" epic is the least convincing and in competition for the least funny (no small feat with HALL PASS and SHALLOW HAL in the mix).

    It's remarkable how much this feels like a Farrelly Bros joint, even with the absence of Bobby: the schmaltz, the tastelessness, the gross, manchildish, unappealing main character with a secret heart of gold, the overlength -- not too…

  • Revenge

    Revenge

    ★★★★

    I spit on your 2018