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  • Luca

    Luca

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

    Pixar says Happy Pride Month!

    (Very strange, though, when the folks I watched the movie with more or less thought the characters should stay in the fish closet when the movie makes a very good point about the power of coming out of the fish closet... on so many levels)

    Some of the dialogue didn't work for me, but dammit, cat humor goes a long way.

  • Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist

    Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist

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    I grow more and more to the opinion that for the most part, you haven't really seen a film until you've seen it restored or in high definition - and the restoration clips they use of older films have nearly converted me to that belief. Gosh, they are gorgeous. I wish I had been taking notes as to what films are referenced here, because they are probably a curriculum in and of themselves for how much they influenced Friedkin.

    This…

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  • Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel

    Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel

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    Objective me: It exists. It's fine.

    Nerd me: But Iron Man has no powers so how can he lose them? Couldn't these adolescent savants just make a suit that works to replace the Mark whichever-number? And Hulk's power is the Hulking Out but when he loses his power, he doesn't become Bruce Banner? And does this Spider-Man have organic web shooters or homemade web shooters? Because they pretend all he can do is stick to things. And if Thor loses…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

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    It's Lynchian in all the best ways and perhaps a perfect movie. Unlike Lost Highway, where the surrealism is surface level, Mulholland Drive's surrealism is simultaneously the character's surface reality and a vehicle to reveal the artifice of cinema and dreams. I love how the acting style shifts in the third act, I love Silencio, I love the audition scenes, I love Naomi Watts and Justin Theroux in this, I love the color blue, and I love how it plays…