Mandy Albert

Mandy Albert

I teach English. I also like to watch movies and complain about them.

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  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary


    Well, since I am now the mother of a baby boy, I have determined that I am no longer capable of reading, watching, or otherwise experiencing Pet Sematary all the way through.  Glad we cleared that up.  So long, one of Stephen King’s best books.

    The movie is less of a loss.  There’s potential here, but it simply doesn’t translate well to screen, and the parts of the story Lambert and King chose to emphasize make the whole thing feel…

  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    One Hundred and One Dalmatians


    Man did a large amount of this movie go over my head when I last watched it about 25 years ago.

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman


    I liked this movie better when it was called I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE and took its identity as a rape-revenge exploitation film seriously.  But then, GRAVE didn’t get nominated for oodles of respectable movie awards, did it?

  • Funny Games

    Funny Games

    The all-time prizewinner, beating out even Lars Von Trier, for self-righteous Euro smugness. The same movie as the original, therefore totally unnecessary. If the remote-control scene doesn't make you want to throw popcorn at everyone involved in the film, I'm not sure we are the same species.