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  • Get Crazy

    Get Crazy

    ★★★★

    Get Crazy is a live action cartoon set at a music hall (not unlike the Filmore, where director Allan Arkush worked before he joined up with Corman in the 70s) on the hall's 15th anniversary New Year's Eve as Daniel Stern has to be Kermit the Frog and put on a Muppet show to end all Muppet Shows. How Muppety is it? There's a character (who may be a real punk rock "singer" *for all I know, I haven't done…

  • Christmas Comes but Once a Year

    Christmas Comes but Once a Year

    ★★★★

    It certainly does. And man, those Fleishcers had some crazy and wondrous (or wonderzy) animation in em. Basically, Santa comes in and saves a whole bunch of crying children with his makeshift stuffs.

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  • The House That Jack Built

    The House That Jack Built

    ★★

    I'm So Trier'd ....

    I know Lars would want to see my reaction the least - he clearly feeds off the two extremes the most, those who hate and despise what he does and those who bathe his work in gold - but I was largely mixed on this. There are scenes and set pieces, particularly three fifths of the "Incidents", that are unsettling and pitch-black comedic and gives Matt Dillon his time to show what he can do more…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    My 3,000th Diary entry on this site...

    There aren't a whole lot of films that can reasonably be called *perfect*. Quite only real few, if you crack down hard enough (so many films I love to death aren't perfect, so what, cherish all the good shit where you can). Mulholland Drive is a perfect film or as close to it as I can think of because... It's practically nothing BUT cliches, just from head to toe, yet it all works…