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  • Dr. Alien

    Dr. Alien

    ★★★★

    IMDb would have us believe that the "Scott Morris" who plays the bully in this film is the same person as "Scotty Morris" the frontman of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy- a band that, like me, I'm sure you'll all remember from their blistering performance at the 1999 Superbowl Halftime Show. I'm a bit skeptical because "Scott Morris" is a pretty generic name, and I didn't really see the resemblance, but I'm going to choose to believe this is true anyway,…

  • The Hole

    The Hole

    ★★★★★

    I've had the privilege of seeing this in a theater on 35mm before, but it's hard to beat watching in complete isolation during a literal quarantine.

    For one reason or another this is definitely my most-seen Tsai film, but that ending still hits every time. His endings always do, actually.

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  • Slumber Party Massacre II

    Slumber Party Massacre II

    ★★★★★

    Ordinarily I back-date movies I watched after midnight, because if I ain't gone to sleep yet, then it ain't the next day yet as far as I'm concerned, but this is an exception because as of midnight it's my birthday, and I'm definitely counting this as a birthday watch because holy shit is this movie a gift.

    People shit their pants when Demme shot conversations as singles with his actors barreling the camera instead of going OTS in Silence of…

  • Shocking Dark

    Shocking Dark

    I told my friends I wanted to watch Terminator 2 for my birthday, got them in a video chat, and popped this sucker on.

    The nice thing about this movie is that it is approximately 100 hours long, but if you miss something because you were distracted, or in another room, or had completely zoned out and were staring at a spot 500 feet beyond your laptop screen and contemplating your life choices, when you refocus your eyes on the action, the exact same thing will still be happening as before! It's very convenient tbh.