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  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman


    "Shameless" is the first word I'd use to describe THE GREATEST SHOWMAN.

    Now, what does that mean in and of itself? Is it negative? Positive? I guess you could say it's both, right?

    But really, this is a shameless movie. On the episode of The Flop House about failed South Korean comedy crossover non-hit THE LAST GODFATHER, Elliot Kalan talks about how that movie won him over by it's sheer commitment to the oldest comedy bits in the book, and…

  • Wormwood



    WORMWOOD, Errol Morris's four hour documentary "story" on Netflix, is absolutely addicting. It held my attention every step of the way; as usual for Morris, it's beautifully edited and eery in its implications.

    The doc explores the bizarre and mysterious death of Frank Olson, a scientist who plunged to his death from a hotel window one night in 1953. Frank is played, very well, by Peter Sarsgaard in recurrent dramatizations of what happened in the 10 days leading up to…

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  • mother!




    I don't think I liked MOTHER! at the end of the day. Which is not to say I didn't like parts of it. In fact, aspects of it, even most aspects of it, are fantastically done. But I think ultimately it doesn't add up to anything. You get a dozen half-baked metaphors instead of one compelling story. I don't know. I was digging it for a while but the closer it got the end the more unimpressed I was.…

  • Carol



    Beautiful and beautifully humane. The most intimate of love stories.