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  • Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump

    Clearly aiming to be Twain-ish but turns into a Baby-Boomer pandering fest (you know, the ones that viewed the 60's counter-cultural movement as a "dangerous phase" and clearly welcomed the Morning In America). Cutsey it up all you want but it is every bit the propaganda RAMBO was, just with an even more interminable lead performance from someone who actually should've known better.

  • Cold War

    Cold War

    In what oddly was pushed as a very personal film about post WWII poland during the height of the cold war, the literal story seems to serve as an allegory for post-soviet malaise more than anything else. It's a familiar story (an up-down romantic affair between the raw beauty who's a unique, somewhat rudimentary vocal talent with the stoic, veteran musician in the shadows yearning to break free), beautifully filmed with many striking performances & images... but as a character piece…

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  • She's Out of Control

    She's Out of Control

    Freud would've had a field day with this. For lovers of 80s camp this is mostly mildly hysterical idiocy but congenial and amusing enough, passing grades for any movie featuring the Danz... uh

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★½

    To this day, what the hell is this: a capitalism allegory about the commodification of people that has only gotten better with age, a pointed critique on the assumptions of male & female desires and the mental divide between the sexes, the contrast of our sexual fantasies versus it's crude reality, a grizzled vet sneering at the decadance of Hollywood, or just his excuse to make a glossy detective yarn with a luscious X-rated Venetian Carnivale centerpiece? Or maybe it was…