Favorite films

  • After Hours
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

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  • The Go-Go's: Wild at the Greek

    ★★★★

  • The Beast

    ★★½

  • Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

    ★★★½

  • La Notte

    ★★★★½

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  • Werewolves Within

    Werewolves Within

    ★★★½

    The Beast Must Die but everyone is really stupid.

    Lackluster comedy but surprisingly good horror/comedy, if that makes any sense. Vayntrub and Richardson are definitely the reason to watch this. The side characters are shrill, but the core mystery is solid and Ruben knows how to mix tones expertly. That knife scene was actually kinda brilliant. A pretty good time.

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★½

    Vivid animation and a cool lead character are outweighed by a genuinely bad script and a lack of real laughs. Sugar-addled social media humor ain't my bag, but I am an old. It's geared far more towards little kids than I expected it to be, so I'll give it a pass there. But even aside from that, this really didn't live up to the hype for me. Spider-Verse really spoiled me, I guess.

    The first brick wall I slammed into…

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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

    This is one filthy movie. I know I'm far from the first person to notice this, but, boy, is it ever obvious today.

    An opening scene of planes copulating. Then we meet General Erection post-coitus. Ripper explains he is afraid of his fluids being taken from his body...and, we later learn, new ones entering it. Then we go to a War Room of sexual repression: An emasculated president twice named after references to female genitalia; a general still thinking of…

  • Looper

    Looper

    A heady, steadily paced flick with traces of X-Men, Equilibrium and every decent time travel movie, Rian Johnson's (the overrated Brick, the underrated The Brothers Bloom) Looper is easily the smartest sci-fi since Moon. Yes, even better than the similarly time-travel themed Source Code. It's not particularly complex but clever where it counts - its time-travel premise is deceptively simple but fleshed out with neat elements like Gordon-Levitt and Willis' shared and evolving memories, the inventive and somberly human use…