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  • Summer of Sam

    Summer of Sam


    An umpteenth viewing, this time on 35mm, really helped bolster what I already knew about this firebomb of a movie: The editing is second to none and as a microcosm on American history, it’s one of the only movies to earn its looseness with its ensemble. It doesn’t just show how people went crazy, it shows how every little minute detail in life can change when blood is in the air.

  • John Carter

    John Carter


    “You are ugly, but you are beautiful.” Hard same.

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  • Tammy



    Melissa McCarthy dancing to Macklemore's THRIFT SHOP with a paper bag on her head before she robs a fast food restaurant is the most American scene in cinema this year.

  • Good Time

    Good Time


    "If you end up seeing this, pay attention to the disparity between that amusement park and the drab apartment building the story fills the final act with. The Safdies are the rare example that use 2:35 widescreen for all its worth, filling the frame not necessarily with things serving the story at the moment but things serving their off-kilter sense of reality."

    The rest of my GOOD TIME review for Substream Magazine can be found here.