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  • Mario Banana I

    Mario Banana I

    ★★½

    Part of the 2017 Queer Films Challenge

    Week 14: A film directed or produced by Andy Warhol.

    Surprisingly captivating in certain moments, but ultimately not for me.

  • Fantasia

    Fantasia

    ★★★½

    Since this is basically an anthology film, I’ve decided to review it in segments.

    Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - This is kind of the perfect way to start out the film, with total gorgeous abstraction set to music. It starts off a bit slow but ends up pretty spectacular-looking and even kind of freaky. It’s nothing too substantial but it’s a nice intro. (8/10)

    Nutcracker Suite - Gorgeous and sophisticated animation is the main takeaway here, with a…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    Excellent, riveting film. Feels like Hitchcock made a Jazz Musician Psychological Drama, but slicker, wound even tighter, etc. Most intense movie theater experience of 2014 so far. Feels like a Best Picture Front-runner, to me anyway. Only con: Its early, sudden ending feels like a cop-out.

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows

    ★★★★

    "Yeah, some of our clothes are from victims. You might bite someone and then, you think, 'Oooh, those are some nice pants!'"