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  • Do the Right Thing
  • House
  • The Sound of Music
  • It's a Wonderful Life

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  • Halloween

    ★★★★★

  • Signs

    ★★★★★

  • Bamboozled

    ★★★½

  • The Shining

    ★★★★★

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★★

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

    On this latest watch I noticed something that I guess I had never really considered before.

    Why is Annie on the bed in front of Judith’s tombstone instead of Lynda, who would seem to be a better mimic of Judith on Halloween Night 1963 (actually just screwed a guy)?

    Of course I can’t speak to the intention of the creators. Maybe it’s cause she’s a brunette (altho I think Judith’s hair color is in the middle of Annie and Lynda’s).…

  • Signs

    Signs

    ★★★★★

    A Great American Film, in and through its stiltedness. Underratedly funny, too.

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  • House

    House

    ★★★★★

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

    In several ways, House is an adolescent film. Obviously, it is about adolescents. Additionally, the picture was director Nobuhiko Obayashi’s first feature film, and cast largely with similarly inexperienced actors — their collective first, fumbling foray into the feature-length thing.

    But most centrally, what I mean is that House is the perfect film to see when YOU are an adolescent. The film, commissioned as a summer horror picture intended to evoke Jaws, was a smash hit with the contemporary teenybopper…

  • Speed

    Speed

    ★★★

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

    A great big plothole of a movie that doubles as an incredible warning about the dangers of ineffective bureaucracy and misgovernment (unfinished infrastructural projects; insufficient financial support for disabled former public servants; racking up a property damage bill almost certainly higher than Dennis Hopper’s desired ransom).