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  • I Am a Sex Addict

  • Black Caesar

    ★★★½

  • Elvis

    ★★★

  • Three the Hard Way

    ★★★

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  • I Am a Sex Addict

    I Am a Sex Addict

    To clumsily apply a simile, Caveh takes to self sabotage like it’s track and field. First, he takes a rake and launches it like a javelin before taking a long jump directly into the rake he just threw. He is a gold medalist at this event and I have no choice but to respect his sportsmanlike dedication to accepting the absolute ruin that comes chronicling every inch of his and his associates’ personal lives.

  • Black Caesar

    Black Caesar

    ★★★½

    Larry Cohen nearly always makes certified hits but his films always satisfy in different ways. Black Caesar does the Scarface story with a 70s refresh; lean, mean and merciless with an emotional depth applied to its lead that brings it beyond its pulp trappings. Cohen’s guerilla filmmaking style helps make the movie feel like a gonzo production, not a fussy, immaculate  studio picture like many of the other Rise and Fall crime stories. You can tell a lot of these…

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  • Who is Arthur Chu?

    Who is Arthur Chu?

    ★★★★

    Maybe people were expecting more of an exploration into game show culture and maybe people are right to expect that but what is here is an extremely fascinating look into a very sad man’s life. For those not in the know, Arthur Chu used his big break on Jeopardy to break into the rarified world of talking about misogyny in video games. The following is a look behind the curtain and what’s there is pure bleakness. For a man who…