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  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • After Hours
  • Maniac Cop 2
  • In the Cut

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  • Jackass 4.5

    Jackass 4.5

    “It’s an expensive dick joke.”

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    K Stew twitching at 2x speed, Viggo sounding like Neil Hamburger, Seydoux seydouxing her thing … a comedy of manners vivisecting a painless and artless world, as incendiary as MAPS TO THE STARS or COSMOPOLIS while being more oblique.

    Deeply satisfying for Viggo to have the same reaction on-screen as I did to Earman. Run, don’t walk!

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    "...For there is a man inside me, and only when he's finally out, I can walk free of pain."
    — Dr. Tobias Fünke

  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    Calling media "dated" as strictly a pejorative needs to stop. It implies that only contemporary works matter because they're about The Way We Live Now, ignoring the archival value of a cultural statement. Sure, there's a spectrum through which one can have this conversation, but it very often winds up as a dead-end. If there is a common complaint with Mann's work, it's that his attempts at staying in the vanguard of taste fossilize portions of his works in amber…