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  • Horse Girl

    Horse Girl

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    OK, so it was sad ... but, a lot of the time, I also found it a chore to watch, too ... I only perked up briefly when she first started to behave erratically. I lost interest again when she started to receive treatment.

    I KNOW this reflects badly upon me; we shouldn't treat the mentally ill as though they are freaks, or sideshows... but, I just never related to Sarah on a human level; I was more like a…

  • Skate Kitchen

    Skate Kitchen

    ★★★

    Sisters before Misters.

    It's "Mid-90's" from a female perspective... That's cool.

  • 3 from Hell

    3 from Hell

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I liked "House of 1000 Corpses" ... I remember thinking that there wasn't much story to "The Devil's Rejects" (which may or may not be true - I'd have to go back and rewatch it, and I'm not especially eager to do so) ... Now we get this.

    I'm pretty much back to enjoying it again ... Now I've adjusted to the 'episodic' vibe of "The Devil's Rejects", I'm less annoyed by just hanging out in the company of these…

  • Fisherman’s Friends

    Fisherman’s Friends

    ★★★

    I'll be honest, and say that the music isn't really my thing... However, the charm still won me over. Must be going soft, in my old age.

    If seawater makes you rugged and hardy, then I'm the type to sit in the bath for too long, until my skin shrivels up! :-)

  • Ben Is Back

    Ben Is Back

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I know it's supposed to be a serious subject... but I lost interest right around the time it turned into "A Christmas Carol: Junkie Edition", where he was touring the sites of his past misdeeds, in search of his dog...

    (if you wanted somebody to do something for you, why would you kidnap their dog, anyway?! If you're willing to break into their home and steal their pet, you might as well just kidnap THEM, and cut out the middleman!)

  • Animal Factory

    Animal Factory

    ★★★

    There's no such thing as ethical husbandry... Nothing and nobody passes through the system, unchanged.

  • Jungle

    Jungle

    ★★★

    Some nice moments, but it's all a bit Kinski-lite ...

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I agree with the people who think it's dangerous, and irresponsible... I think it's dangerous and irresponsible to promote the ideas that:

    a) you can get attention, if you act out

    b) some lives are worth more (or less) than others

    and:

    c) a society that doesn't know how to be sympathetic toward the mentally ill, somehow 'deserves' their retribution ...

    ... these precepts ARE dangerous and irresponsible ... but you know what? I'm still giving the movie three stars…

  • The Mustang

    The Mustang

    ★★★

    A weepie, for people who won't admit to liking weepies.

    I could watch Bruce Dern being ornery with people, all day.

  • Dirty God

    Dirty God

    ★★★

    If God made people in his own image, then sometimes, he must be more like the Devil ...

  • Two-Minute Warning

    Two-Minute Warning

    ★★★

    The rightwing cheap shot at the end felt a little out of place (as in, it didn't particularly match with the rest of the film) ... but I suppose it was to be expected with Chuck involved; plus it's par for the course with the '70's, and it never did "Dirty Harry" any harm (although that movie was honest about its leanings, from minute one).

    The pacing is off, with this thing - there's so much downtime, and then, BAM!…

  • The Bad and the Beautiful

    The Bad and the Beautiful

    ★★★★

    Hollywood can airbrush any image... Just ask the loved ones of Natalie Wood.

    Kirk Douglas was an iconic screen actor. The man? The man, I'm more wary of endorsing.