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  • Manhunter
  • F for Fake
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Death Proof

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  • RRR

    ★★★★★

  • An American Werewolf in London

    ★★★★

  • No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

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  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★★

    Lengthier review to (finally) come, but all I'll say about this particular viewing for now is that I don't think the experience will be topped. Every screening of this I've attended has been a blast in different ways, but this was the crown jewel, I think:

    The Grove AMC's largest screen, over 400 people primed to watch it, played as loud as possible, appropriately hyped by BeyondFest, getting to enjoy Mia and Demi experiencing it for the first time (I…

  • An American Werewolf in London

    An American Werewolf in London

    ★★★★

    Look at me, sitting in a porno theater in Piccadilly Circus talking to a corpse!

    Yet another genre classic I'd been aware of for seemingly eons that I only finally got around to, and didn't disappoint. I was at first bummed that Griffin Dunne gets knocked off so early on, since I love him, but then fortunately he keeps turning up showing off the best possible Stan Winston grossness possible, so he certainly isn't wasted, and that's a blessing to…

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    Did I take off work early to see this two days early in IMAX? Hell yes I did. Was it worth it? Fucking absolutely.

    I was a bit concerned about the hype level I was seeing in early reviews; could this possibly be that good? The answer is yes. People who didn't like Tony Scott's original are loving it. People who did like or even loved Scott's original are loving it. What a feat for a sequel, 36 years later.…

  • The Ring

    The Ring

    ★★★★

    I am old enough to have had the very particular experience of renting this, on VHS, from our neighborhood Blockbuster, watching it alone at home one night, late, and scaring the shit out of myself with it. I usually rewatched movies at least once before returning them in the 3-day rental window, if I liked them, and I did love this one, but it fucked me up so much I couldn't bring myself to do it. I ran up the…