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  • The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat

    The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat

    ★★½

    I quite liked the original Fritz the Cat, so I decided to give this lesser-known follow-up a spin. Sadly, Bakshi had moved onto other things, so Nine Lives is a pretty drab effort without his creative imput, that feels like a cash-in sequel in every way.

    Several years later, Fritz is now a deadbeat loser stuck in some deadbeat apartment with his masturbation-addicted son and his obese wife, all while living on welfare. As his wife constantly (and rightfully) nags…

  • Fritz the Cat

    Fritz the Cat

    ★★★½

    I've more or less a novice when it comes to Ralph Bakshi (save for the animated version of Lord of the Rings, but I guess you could count me on the train now. Based on Robert Crumb's comic strip (whom was *not* a fan of this film, from what I know), Fritz the Cat is somewhat of a milestone of adult-based animation, being the first feature film of its kind to obtain an 'X' rating.

    Set in New York City…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

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    The Thing (1982)

    NOTE: This review has been edited and revised excessively over time to fit my changing style.

    Yeah, I'll always have a soft spot for this one. The Thing stands as one of my all-time favourite sci-fi/horror films. Hell, I'd even consider it the best thing that John Carpenter ever did. This was my first ever exposure to the director's work, as well as Kurt Russell, and since…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★½

    NOTE: As of October 31st, one major actor name has been removed from this review for obvious reasons.

    Edgar Wright has done it again.

    I've always been a massive fan of his work since the Cornetto trilogy, so of course that Baby Driver was on my horizon for a good while. I knew I'd love it, but my expectations were surpassed immensely. Action-packed, well-cast, and brilliantly-directed from start to finish, it pretty much has everything I'd want in this kind…