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  • Contracted: Phase II

    Contracted: Phase II

    As pointless and worthless as "Phase One", but ponderously pretentious to boot. What a combo.

  • River's Edge

    River's Edge

    Obscenely over the top and criminally overrated.

  • I Am a Ghost

    I Am a Ghost

    Completely cheeseball.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★½

    Maybe I'm just missing John Huston's narration?

  • Tokyo Drifter

    Tokyo Drifter

    ★★★★★

    RIP Seijun Suzuki

  • Hannah, Queen of the Vampires

    Hannah, Queen of the Vampires

    Profoundly, obscenely awful. So bad it's... not good.

  • The Super Rider V3

    The Super Rider V3

    The very definition of psychotronic cinema. A Taiwanese cast and crew have crafted an energetic and engaging riff on a staple of Japanese film and TV in the 70s, the 'tokusatsu'. Combining kaiju and superheroics (long before they were fashionable in America), the various tokusatsu series (i.e. Kikaida, Inazuman, Ultraman, the many Kamen Rider iterations - including Kamen Rider V3 [one of the very best] that this title is possibly inspired by; that character appears in most of this film's…

  • Marnie

    Marnie

    Rough going. To put it mildly.

  • The Boxer's Omen

    The Boxer's Omen

    ★★★★½

    O Boxer's Omen, where have you been all my life?

    One of those wondrous films where absolutely anything can happen. And does, in spades. An immaculate vision of unbridled excess. Essential viewing for all persons gifted with sight.

  • 3 Women

    3 Women

    ★★★★

    Inscrutable yet mesmerizing. One of Robert Altman's richest works, this one completely upends any expectations going in and emerges as his most quasi-mystical work. Shelley Duvall, who collaborated with Altman on the script (which was unfinished at the time shooting began), won a well-deserved Best Actress award at Cannes. Sissy Spacek is also endlessly fascinating in this. Both ladies received multiple award nods and Roger Ebert voted this his Film of the Year for 1977. Highly recommended.

  • Amanda Knox

    Amanda Knox

    Honestly, very difficult to get through. I'm very disappointed in Netflix for supporting something like this.

  • The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

    The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

    Good Lord, what am I doing?