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  • Islands

    Islands

    ★★★★

    "Jean-Claude says I always talk too much. Well, I could talk very little. She says that I talk non-stop so that people don't have a chance to say no to me."

    R.I.P. Christo

  • Fox and His Friends

    Fox and His Friends

    ★★★★★

    "We all must learn to live with our mistakes. No one's perfect."

    Today is Clint Eastwood's 90th birthday. It also would have been Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 75th. My choice of what to watch couldn't have been more clear.

    Fassbinder very rarely took the lead in his own films, but he did for this one, in which he plays an unsophisticated gay man by the name of Franz Bieberkopf ("Fox" to his friends) who falls in with -- and is thoroughly…

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  • Gaslight

    Gaslight

    What's that? You say there's a movie called Gaslight? Sorry, dear. Never heard of it. You must have imagined the whole thing.

  • Saving Christmas

    Saving Christmas

    This "film" has a running time of about 79 minutes. Here's how that breaks down:

    5.5% - Kirk Cameron's smug, hot chocolate-obsessed introduction
    3% - A seemingly unmotivated cutaway to what looks like a much more interesting movie but is, in fact, not (Bonus: We get to see this footage again in its entirety when it's placed in the proper context)
    2.5% - Cheaply animated opening credits set to a ska cover of "Silent Night"
    7.5% - Kirk's "brother-in-law" --…