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  • Metropolitan
  • Linda Linda Linda
  • American Movie
  • Ghostbusters

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  • Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

    ★★★

  • Battle Royale

    ★★★★½

  • Tokyo Fist

    ★★★½

  • The Lady Eve

    ★★★★

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  • Kenny & Company

    Kenny & Company

    ★★★½

    Like a Charlie Brown special in the universe of the original “Bad News Bears:” funny, melancholic, low-key, and pleasantly aimless. 1970’s parenting mores abound, and firearms are often pointed at or handed to children in a lighthearted, inconsequential way. Hard to know when I’ll carve out time to watch “Boyhood” but there’s no doubt Linklater has seen this, given his affinity for this kind of 70’s hangout vibe, and I would not be surprised if it was an influence. Of…

  • Release

    Release

    ★★★

    I’m evidently still enough of a fan of the Lehigh Valley pop punk band Weston that I clicked play on this as soon as I learned they were interviewed in it. Chuck Saltern wears an Insted shirt and is very funny as always. Smiling Jim Snyder is dressed like Chandler Bing and looks like he either needs to piss or wants to die. I had heard tell that Weston used to play shows with Earth Crisis and Sheer Terror but…

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  • Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

    Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

    ★★★★½

    I have fond memories of watching this by myself, but last night I had the immense privilege of hosting a screening for about 30 people, many of whom had never seen it, and I must say that nothing beats having an audience to laugh, groan, and wince with. An all-time feel-good crowd pleaser with blood geysers and head crushings. I love you, Riki-Oh.

    Programmed as part of the farewell festivities for my favorite place in the world, Viva Video.

  • The Indian in the Cupboard

    The Indian in the Cupboard

    Watched this with my family when it came out and I remember all of us being really distracted by how much the main kid flares his nostrils.