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  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore


    "Do you want to go home or do you want to sing?"
    "I want to do both. Can't I have everything?"

    Or maybe:
    "Look at my face. I don't sing with my ass."

    Oh, what am I saying? Flo obviously gets the best line:
    "Where the hell's Vera?" "She went to shit, and the hogs ate her!"

    Scorsese's "light" work (see also: Hugo) doesn't get the respect it deserves. This movie is disarmingly naturalistic, it's empowering, and it's freaking hilarious,…

  • Baby Doll

    Baby Doll


    "We've got nothing to do but wait for tomorrow. And see if we're remembered. Or forgotten."

    So says Baby Doll Meighan, who is speaking for women, minorities, and the underclass. What a mean, dirty little movie. Ostensibly about a two-day battle of wits between two cotton gin owners, there are almost no likable characters and very little actually happens - in fact, I would say practically half of this film's 2-hour running time is spent watching Eli Wallach attempt to…

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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



    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…