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  • Howard

    Howard

    ★★★★½

    Last summer, I went and saw my college’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. I’d seen this show numerous times (heck, I was even in a version of it in High School!), but it never fails to dazzle me. The songs, the puppetry, the dark sense of humor, it’s all just so up my alley. On this particular viewing, though, one of the songs hit me like it never had before. The song in question was Somewhere That’s Green, which…

  • She Dies Tomorrow

    She Dies Tomorrow

    ★★★★½

    She Dies Tomorrow certainly feels relevant to the modern-day world. How could it not? After all, it’s a story about a bunch of people grappling with imminent doom while being isolated from others. It seems practically tailor-made for the age of self-quarantine and social distancing. Then again, She Dies Tomorrow would have felt relevant in any era. COVID-19 has exacerbated those feelings, no question, but there’s always some looming disaster that makes one acutely aware of their own mortality. A…

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  • The Sting

    The Sting

    ★★★★½

    What's better than this? Guys being dudes pulling off elaborate cons.

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★★

    Da 5 Bloods makes it no secret where its creative inspirations lie. Any movie about men heading off to unearth gold and developing distrust with one another is bound to draw comparisons to The Treasure of Sierra Madre. Writer/director Spike Lee has been open on that influences as well as how Da 5 Bloods takes inspiration from another Vietnam film, Apocalypse Now. Meanwhile, I myself found Da 5 Bloods frequently evoking William Friedkin's Sorcerer. Da 5 Bloods has an obvious…