Benny Broke

Broke Pittsburgian who writes.

Favorite movies about poets:

Favorite films

  • Satan’s Brew
  • Bright Star
  • Spring Breakers
  • Total Eclipse

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  • Man Hunt

  • Strange Days

  • House of Darkness

  • Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

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  • Man Hunt

    Man Hunt

    From now on I’ll be calling police “the dicks.”

  • Strange Days

    Strange Days

    Vincent D’Onofrio was just 1 bad apple!

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  • Gretel & Hansel

    Gretel & Hansel

    Gretel & Hansel brings up thorny questions about what people sacrifice to be special. The myth is that greatness comes from self-sacrifice but in sacrificial rites, it’s usually an innocent creature that is murdered. I suspect that’s the more common path. 

    Is it just a coincidence that so many ‘great artists’ are horrible people? Maybe the thing that allows them to hurt their spouses and family without guilt is the same thing that makes their work attractive. Both might be the…

  • The Boss Baby: Christmas Bonus

    The Boss Baby: Christmas Bonus

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

    Boss Baby organizes the elves, but for selfish boss baby reasons? And then the elf-babies (whatever the fuck) save Christmas by abandoning their union? Surprised this is on Netflix and not Amazon Prime.