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  • Talked to Death

    Talked to Death

    ★★★½

    Sensationalistic documentary about talk show sensationalism; a scathing critique. The first segment is the strangest & most fascinating, the last the most distressing. On Youtube.

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    The Phantom of the Opera

    ★★★½

    Better than I remember. It's Phantom of the Opera by way of Faust, & more competent than you'd expect a meeting of Menahem Golan & Harry Alan Towers to be. There's a cool masked ball & a head in some soup, but also a little too much wandering around in tunnels. From the director of Halloween 4. Looks pretty good on Prime.

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  • You, the World and I

    You, the World and I

    ★★★½

    Interesting concept, well realized, but ultimately too precious. The problem, I think, is with the voice-over text, which is like La Jetee crossed with Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees, but with much lower stakes (& many more cliches). It doesn't so much end as stop playing. Still, it's definitely worth watching, & I found much to admire besides.

  • The Dungeonmaster

    The Dungeonmaster

    ★★★★

    all that just to get engaged