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  • Barry Lyndon
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • Body Double
  • The Irishman

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  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★½

  • Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★★★

  • Topsy-Turvy

    ★★★★½

  • The Gambler

    ★★★★★

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  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    sure, it got some good laughs outta me but dear god this post-post-modern, exclusively reference based, appeal to the back of the writers room approach to comedy writing feels poisonous for the soul. i’m not saying the algorithm didn’t work here - the ugly sonic stuff and a buncha “blink and you’ll miss em” background gags made me lol - but I can’t support this “must generate profits by reminding people of all the IP in the disney vault” outlook on entertainment. essentially a more palatable space jam 2.

  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    saw a 3D restoration at MoMA which kicked ass. hadn’t seen in over a decade and forgot how much it kicks ass/on point it is. feels silly to nitpick something so influential/unprecedented

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  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    TL;DR: There’s an unironic joke reference to Kavanaugh’s ‘I like beer’ line.
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    At face value, this is an above-average PG-13 horror movie. 

    Then there’s everything else in this dumpster fire of a movie...

    They threw a bunch of of-the-moment ideas about feminism, toxic masculinity, problematic history & campus rape into a blender and poured it over a genre movie with no consideration, nuance or grace. For a movie that is allegedly about “strong women” it features some of the least…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    a movie about running towards and away from everything in life. easy to brush aside any misgivings on first watch. just a wonderful, joyous world to live in.

    cooper hoffman is the new great schlubby male hope.