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  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★

    I can’t remember the last time I was this confused by the quality of something with as much Oscar buzz as this clunky, goofy, glib, heavy handed, poorly written, smirking nonsense.

    Seriously, I’m surprised more people aren’t just flat out lambasting this thing.

    When it stops tossing clever barbs between its unrealistic characters long enough to attempt to wring a single real emotion from its audience, its undercut by its own complete lack of subtlety or understanding of how people…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★½

    While I didn’t actively or particularly dislike this film, I guess I just didn’t care.

    It’s like Amelie meets Creature from the Black Lagoon and I guess that’s cute or whatever, but I just kinda wanted it to be over.

    Everyone’s fine, I suppose. It looks and feels like the kind of thing they give awards to, but I think that’s why I just didn’t care.

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  • Cannibal Holocaust

    Cannibal Holocaust

    ★★★★★

    It may sound (and it certainly seems) cruel to willfully murder animals on screen as Cannibal Holocaust is notorious for and wont to do.

    However, this techinque (moralistically dubious as it may be) allows the movie to transcend the mere presence of a gore picture. By the time the cannibals begin killing the filmmakers, you believe it wholeheartedly. You are not thinking "Oh my, what a wonderful special effect that is." You're thinking "Jesus fuck, they're fucking killing these fucking…

  • Demons

    Demons

    ★★★★★

    She put on that mask and scratched herself, get it? Because of that scratch she became a demon, an instrument of evil. Just like they said in the damn movie, you heard em!

    Rewatched as a part of 4 feature marathon at the Wiltern the night before Halloween.

    Kind of a weak event, really. Thin crowd, especially by the time they got around to playing Demons, which (fortunately) wasn't until after midnight. It was worth it to see Demons in a theater, though. The best way to watch this chaotic Itailian gorefest.

    Whadda you waitin for you sonofvubitch!?

    Bobby Rhodes for life.