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  • Starfish

    Starfish

    ★★★

    With a second viewing, on the big screen, with booming audio, a great audience, and writer/director/composer A.T. White in attendance for a Q&A following the screening thanks to the good folks at Cinepunx and Horror Business, this came together quite well for me. It's a great directorial debut with a fantastic central performance and a truly incredible score that better find its way to vinyl eventually because I WILL be buying it. It's messy and uneven and meandering and strange,…

  • Phenomena

    Phenomena

    ★★★

    A young telepath that communicates with bugs investigates a series of murders with the help of a vengeance-fueled monkey.

    What a deeply strange movie.

    This feels like a movie that didn't fully work and needed more time/money to get it fully "there", and was thus sort of cobbled together in the editing room. That said, it's admirably batshit as most Argento films seem to be. The finale is totally nuts and worth the runtime for.

    I do wish it held…

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  • The Guest

    The Guest

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I couldn't help myself. I'm going to be watching this again in a week or two for my podcast, but when it popped up as the first thing on my Netflix last night, I had to watch it again for the 4th time.

    This movie holds up to repeat viewings so well. All of the performances are really fun and get funnier and more interesting the more you watch it and invest in their individual stories. And the movie is…

  • Thief

    Thief

    ★★★★★

    Listen to our full discussion of THIEF on our podcast, I Like To Movie Movie.

    What the hell was I thinking giving this 3 stars previously? This is easily among the best movies I've ever seen.

    And on the podcast this week we talked about something that I think is really interesting and important as regards Mann and his movies, and something I don't think I've seen much chatter about, specifically as it regards this movie - the queer subtext…