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  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Big Lebowski
  • F for Fake
  • Godzilla

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  • Evil Dead II

    ★★★★

  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    ★★★½

  • Firebird

    ★★★½

  • Titanic

    ★★★★

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  • Titanic

    Titanic

    ★★★★

    Never get on a boat with Robert Wagner.

  • Trauma

    Trauma

    ★★★★½

    Feels like Dario Argento making what he thinks an American director trying to mimic Dario Argento would make. This only further essentializes Argento’s style. 

    I’m sorry I sat on this one for so long. I always assumed everything after Opera was to be avoided, but I was shocked by how much I loved this one. It might crack my top 5 favorite Argento.

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  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    This movie can fuck right off. It ticks superficial boxes on the way to being a legacy-quel, then delivers a treatment of this IP so rote and generic it almost boggles the mind. I mean, you had Halloween Kills opening with (for better or worse) a sequence painstakingly recreating the 1978 aesthetic. But this one follows in director Tobe Hooper’s and cinematographer Daniel Pearl’s footsteps with the same pre-packaged, assembly line look of those basic-ass Fear Street films, perhaps with even…

  • The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

    The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

    It’s fair to call Madeline Kahn a beloved actress who left an indelible mark on pop culture, and yet that still feels less than she deserved. The world can never treasure her enough, and her performance here (as everywhere) is a gem. 

    Otherwise, Gene Wilder’s first directorial effort is somewhat formless and often very stupid, but also genuinely funny, so perhaps it earns its place in the Minor Canon of ‘70s comedies.