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  • Man of La Mancha
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
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  • Superman: The Mad Scientist

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★

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  • King Dong

    King Dong

    ★★★★★

    Back in 2013, I was a sophomore in college. I'd made friends with some folks living down the hall from me in what was then Aspen Dorm at Northern Arizona University. I'd had connections like this my freshman year, but these visits felt particularly special, since the people I'd made friends with were far more on my wavelength and didn't have other friends from rich families who'd whinge about how they only had three thousand dollars left in their bank…

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  • Moron Movies

    Moron Movies

    ★★★★★

    *Antcipating the Registry publishes over on medium after a month of exclusivity on Patreon, still with pretty pictures an' everything.*

    My proposed nominee for the month comes to us with fine credentials from any outsider’s perspective. For years prior to his national breakthrough, Broomall, Pennsylvania native Len Cella took time between work as a house painter making home movies. A common practice for many in the 70s and 80s, but Len didn’t document local events or notable milestones in his…

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★

    I keep telling myself the Star Wars will end, but they never do.

    * Much as I pray Lucasfilm will one day stop committing crimes against human decency with their horrible CG puppetry of dead actors' likenesses and insistence on de-aging older living actors rather than hiring new talent, I'm also plenty opposed to the route they took with Solo. Not because the idea of finding a 21st-century actor who can replicate Harrison Ford's mannerisms with a youthful flare is…

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  • City Lights

    City Lights

    ★★★★½

    Film School Drop-Outs 2018! Week 2 Retro - The Silent Comedy!

    Having reflected for the better part of 24 hours before writing this review, I think the funniest thing about Charlie Chapin's Tramp are the moments when you aren't sure whether he's cottoned on or not. Take the spaghetti eating scene for instance, where his expression wavers between disbelief and satisfaction, culminating in a head turn and slow standing up with brows knit... only for it to turn out he's…

  • What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?

    What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?

    ½

    This thing is poorly made pseudo-science trash, and probably doesn't deserve a review consisting of anything beyond that statement, but I'm gonna write a few brief thoughts for coherency's sake.

    As with Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas, the framework here is not all bad. When they get down to discussing neurochemistry and how your brain is capable of inducing changes within your body without the need for outside stimuli, it's an oversimplified but basically correct take on what happens. They're effectively…