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  • Pain and Glory

    Pain and Glory

    ★★★½

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

    No bones being Almodovar’s 22(?) to Fellini’s 8 1/2; the prominent poster in the background of a shot would be more than clue enough along with the doubling of his old lover lost to heroin, Federico, written into the confessional text “La Adicción” as Marcelo, but suspect the down-the-hatch shot of Guido’s flashback into a large tub is summoned here with the discovery of the cave home in Salvador’s boyhood flashback, a location which also features a bath and Catholic…

  • Midway

    Midway

    ★★

    A John Ford depiction in a Roland Emmerich movie and we follow a different Dick Best?

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  • All Dogs Go to Heaven

    All Dogs Go to Heaven

    My dog passed today. Was emotionally and physically sore after I dug his grave, and wanted something comforting, and dog related, to put on. Probably haven’t seen this since a pre-Kindergarten VHS, but Bluth’s imagery has stayed with me practically my whole life, so why not go back to the well. The wells came up alright. Just what I needed. 


    This is surprisingly classical (Cabin in the Sky meets a gangster picture), also really good. You can’t keep a good dog down




    rip

  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    ★★★★

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

    I want the zeitgeist in the costume... but not anachronistic...”
    ”You could even wear it out to the Strip tonight.”
    ... ...
    🎵Baby, baby, baby, you’re out of time🎵

    Quentin plays GTA: Dusk of Aquarius

    Somehow the dork’s dorkiest picture. Like how it plays out all the backlot detail of Rick Dalton’s “Lancer” TV shoot, building up the scene with his preparations, then shoots the scene fully diegetically, with no evidence of the production or crew or individual shots till…