• Ricky Gervais: SuperNature

    Ricky Gervais: SuperNature

    ½

    Imagine taking the time to watch this and not just nuking it on sight because Gervais fucking sucks lmao

  • I'm No Angel

    I'm No Angel

    ★★★

    Mae West is maybe the horniest person I’ve ever seen captured on film? And not only did she write this, but she was also an early advocate for gay rights back in the 20s, was one of the preeminent causes FOR the Code being implemented, and by god this woman did not give a FUCK.

    Worth watching just for how unbelievable it is in the context of the early 1930s, but it does grind to a halt in the latter half when Cary Grant is kind of forcibly rammed into the plot.

  • Sonny Boy

    Sonny Boy

    ★★

    You ever seen any esoteric, philosophic anime? Yeah? Cool, you’ve seen everything this has to offer.

    Purposefully designed to obfuscate most of what’s going on and with a cast of characters that mostly are stiff and tropey as hell (sans the absolutely LOVELY Radjhani who I fuckin’ loved) this is just lacking any kind of central grounding to keep it worthwhile when everything is all “huhhhhh???” mode. I mean, Shinji from NGE is a mess, but he’s so much more…

  • Trouble in Paradise

    Trouble in Paradise

    ★★½

    This definitely feels more like a movie from the 50s than one from 1932, but I can’t say I enjoyed it all the way. The opening half was pleasant, but it was never really funny. The best part of the film is the original romance though, so that getting totally derailed is what demolished this for me.

    Ah well. Worth a watch and I’m sure others will enjoy this much more than I.

  • The Song Remains the Same

    The Song Remains the Same

    ½

    OFFENSIVELY EGREGIOUS. It’s one thing to have a concert film that visually doesn’t provide much of anything to justify itself, but puffing it up to be this long with ABSOLUTE HORSESHIT “hallucination” sections really shows the inane artifice and comedically out of touch pomposity of these dudes (i.e. mostly Plant and Page)

    The live performance footage is okay, but man is it boring. They’re not especially fun to watch, but the hyper fixation of the camera on—you guessed it—Plant and…

  • Waiting for Godot

    Waiting for Godot

    ★★

    I mean, it IS Godot. It’s not at all one that stands up to the text, but it could be waaay worse. Shame that the dude playing Pozzo is so annoying because Zero Mostel and Burgess Meredith do a pretty great job as our leads.

    Ah well. Waiting for a better adaptation.

    (Just kidding, Pass Over will probably never be topped)

  • The Cocoanuts

    The Cocoanuts

    ★½

    The opening shot is cool and the opening exchange between Groucho and his employees is GREAT but man this is a rough one. Lots of songs, dancing, and basically a mishmash of shit that happens to distract from the absence of any meaningful plot related to the “main” characters. The Marx Bros. would really figure their shit out down the line, but hey, at least this isn’t complete trash.

  • Morocco

    Morocco

    ★★

    Worth watching for the infamous “butch” scene and the sapphic kiss, but if it FEELS like a crappy novel, that’s because it is! Adapted from some totally forgotten lame book and filled to brim with the same stuff. What a shame.


    Edit: Forgot to mention that the ending sequence IS really cool though. Fascinating, and I love the lack of dialogue. Very artistically forward thinking.

  • Abar, the First Black Superman

    Abar, the First Black Superman

    ★½

    Like many crappy b-movies that have what sounds like a great premise, this continues the tradition of BARELY FEATURING SAID PREMISE. It’s garbage with some thoughtful dialogue + an ending where all the evil whiteys in the neighborhood get...sent to another dimension?

    It’s not made clear, but it sure is memorably ridiculous. If only the rest of the movie had just not wasted so, so, so much of the audience’s time.

  • Jitterbugs

    Jitterbugs

    ★½

    Don’t you love when the comic legends you came to watch are essentially B characters in their own film to lifeless husks?

    Made me smile a few times, but ouch, this one hurt.

  • Tuesday, After Christmas

    Tuesday, After Christmas

    ★★★½

    This just takes the biggest shit in the face of all the wannabe hipster losers that think horrible “improv” makes work more natural, as if most people have conversations with ridiculous pauses, “uhhhhhh”s, etc. This may be one of the most “real” films in how it is acted and shot because holy fuck is it on the dot.

    This thing h u r t s to watch. The only bummer about it is that it’s just supremely standard. I’m not…

  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    ★★★½

    It’s bretty gud. Nothing mindblowing, and the dollar brand Boards of Canada score wasn’t anything special either, but this is a well made film that tells a story pretty well. It’s no slam dunk and it is pretty predictable, but it’s still a tale worth seeing for how swept under the rug shit like this has been in the US.