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  • Waiting for Guffman
  • The New World
  • Manhunter
  • Fox and His Friends

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  • Vera Drake

  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

  • George Carlin's American Dream

  • Blankman

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  • Vera Drake

    Vera Drake

    Smart and sad about the way certain laws criminalize not only women, but the poor. That said, even Sally Hawkins’ upper crust character “merely” has to appear criminally insane, and threaten suicide, to secure bodily autonomy. Goes a long way towards normalizing abortion by making it seem like a routine, even a chore. Secrecy draped in colloquialism and euphemism. (I read after that the method depicted in the film is, in real life, nearly always fatal. But I guess an…

  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    I used to think Beavis and Butt-head were eternal, and that their grating giggling could be balm for the woes of any age. I’m starting to question that belief. That said, this movie has the only good “white privilege” joke I’ve ever seen.

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Enjoyed the first hour or so, then felt totally beat up and exhausted. Felt like someone saying “I LOOOOOVE YOOOOOUUUUU” in super slo-mo for the last 80 minutes. A classic case of “if everything is awesome, then nothing is.” Its flaws are summed up—I think—by the gential blurring during the butt plug fight. A properly daring movie would have the nerve to show the dick and balls flopping around. The epic bacon “I put everything on a bagel!” humour also…

  • Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special

    Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special

    I found this incredibly difficult to watch, for a few reasons.

    First: I had to reactivate my Netflix account, which was annoying.

    Second: Norm is probably my favourite comedian ever, and while I'm not the kind of person who habitually over-invests in the lives of celebrities, he meant a lot to me. I interviewed him once and made him laugh, and it felt like a genuine triumph (though he was an easy laugh, just one of his likeable qualities). Watching…