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  • Dracula

    Dracula

    ★★★★

    So at one point Renfield, who is this mental patient under the control of Dracula, is implied to have fucking eaten this woman and she’s never mentioned ever again. This movie has simultaneously aged horribly and perfectly, and it's a classic of the horror genre that feels like it's just one campy step away from a B movie

  • Kinky Boots

    Kinky Boots

    ★★

    Red is the color of sex. Burgundy is the color of hot water bottles. This distinction of color, and sensibilities in general, is explained midway through the film by Lola, a drag queen from London who becomes the savior of a small shoe factory in Northampton. The main character Charlie, played by Joel Edgerton, through a very quick succession of unfortunate events becomes the owner of the doomed Price shoe factory, and must figure out a way to keep the…

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  • I, Tonya

    I, Tonya

    ★½

    Say what you will about the sequins, the twizzles and the overly dramatic kiss and cry moments, figure skating is a marriage between sport and art that has no parallel. Watching athletes at the National Championships this weekend like Nathan Chen and Mirai Nagasu slide gracefully through the rink before spinning into the air to land literally on a razor’s edge is one of the most exhilarating spectator experiences out there. I, Tonya, a biopic about the life of controversial…

  • Whisper of the Heart

    Whisper of the Heart

    ★★½

    One of Studio Ghibli's slice of life films, Whisper of the Heart is Yoshifumi Konduo's first and only directing credit for the studio before his early death. Although its cover art would lead you to believe that Whisper of the Heart is a fantastical story in the vein of Spirited Away, the film is actually a real world coming of age film following Shizuku, a relatively normal junior high school student in the middle of her high school entrance exams.…