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  • Howard the Duck

    Howard the Duck

    The most inexplicable thing here is that Howard's phone number is not 555-DUCK.

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★

    Made me nostalgic for my days spent watching other people play video games.

    Also I will be granting full control of my VR world to the person who can determine the significance of me wearing Skatetown, U.S.A. socks to a screening of The Turin Horse on December 3, 2011.

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  • Stop the Pounding Heart

    Stop the Pounding Heart

    ★★

    Further proof that it is impossible to come of age without running your hand along a fence in shallow focus.

  • Tomcat

    Tomcat

    ★★★★

    My idea of a horror film, in which a momentary impulse renders you forever unknowable. Klaus masterfully grounds the film in a quotidian contentment so meticulously conveyed that it never plays as the prelude to inevitable calamity (despite its Austrian roots), nor is it overwhelmed by metaphor. What occurs in that moment represents the breakdown of not only a steadfast bond but also identity and seemingly physics. Klaus understands that the inexplicable is uniquely terrifying and resists taking even the…