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  • The People Under the Stairs

    The People Under the Stairs

    ★★★★

    Reverse Home Alone in the Fritzl house, set in marginalized black USA, recounted by the brothers Grimm.

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    Score

    ★★★★

    The censored version (I e, the brittish Arrow blu-ray release) has a finale with so many cuts that it feels more like a clip show, with the pacing of a skipping record. But I'm not gonna hold that against the movie in the scoring. After a fumbling first half hour it gains speed and confidence and never lets go. Inspired and fun time capsule from the years after the sexual revolution but before the new boundaries were fully figured out.

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  • The Pajama Game

    The Pajama Game

    ★★★★

    Among Doris Day vehicles, this one had a particularly deranged quality that made up for the barebones story and intrigue. Everything is played with a startling level of energy, every song has it's own insane twist, and oftentimes there are just a few lines of dialogue squeezed in before the next jaw-dropping musical set piece. Even the slower songs were twisted, like Sid singing a duet with his dictation machine, the absurdity elevated by the heartfelt tone. Together with the primary color palette, it felt at times as if the cartoonists at Warner were in charge of this one.