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  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Stand by Me
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Phantom of the Paradise

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  • WALL·E

    ★★★★

  • Deliverance

    ★★★

  • No Sudden Move

    ★★★★

  • Pig

    ★★½

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  • WALL·E

    WALL·E

    ★★★★

    Contextualize and explain the plot of Wall-E for your very young kids without succumbing to despair challenge

  • Deliverance

    Deliverance

    ★★★

    When I was a kid my family would take these annual very intense deep-woods canoe trips and I hated it, both because I was an indoor kid and because I was terrified something would go horribly wrong while we were days away from civilization. Eventually, presumably in a desperate attempt to relate to me, my parents said “You know there’s a famous movie about a canoe trip.” And that’s the story of how I saw Deliverance WAY too young. For some reason it didn’t inspire me to suddenly embrace canoe trips.

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  • Cats

    Cats

    ★★★★

    Talking about this movie almost feels like a no-win scenario. If I say I had a blast, you assume I mean it ironically, but if I say it wasn’t ironic, you assume I’m a pathetic garbage boy with a brain made of canned peaches. But no, I just think this movie is a crazy good time, and I think it’s actually more aware of what it is than people are giving it credit for. If you go see this movie…

  • Shithouse

    Shithouse

    ★★★★½

    It would be no exaggeration to say I’ve been waiting over a decade for this movie. Back in college I longed for a movie that honored how this time of your life can be simultaneously so ridiculous and so emotionally mammoth. Nothing ever came close, and I figured it was just impossible that anyone old enough to get a movie made would be able to recapture that particular perspective.

    And then along comes a movie written/directed by and starring a…