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  • An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn

    An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn

    ★★

    Two laughs: the Football Referee song and Emile Hirsch’s performance. Remainder a total bust.

  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    ★★★

    First viewing since... 1997? Carrey goes all in on the Jerry Lewis rubber-face, and it pays off more often than not. As a perfomance piece, there is value. And there are a few nicely eccentric decisions, such as, apropos of nothing, setting a scene at a Cannibal Corpse gig. But to say time has not been kind to this film is an understatement. The question: will this come to be seen as a kind of transphobic Birth of a Nation-esque film maudit, or has it attained that status already?

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  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★★

    No plot.
    No central character.
    No antagonist.
    No defined purpose for side characters.
    No threat.
    No three acts.
    No jokes.
    No punchlines.
    No explanations.
    No internal references.
    No catchphrases.
    No political polemical voice.
    No melodrama.
    No lessons.
    No beginning.
    No end.
    One of the best films ever made.

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man

    ★★

    Very tempted to click the "I've seen this film before" tab.