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  • Princess Mononoke
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  • DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

    ★★★½

  • River's Edge

    ★★★½

  • Nope

    ★★★★½

  • The Card Counter

    ★★★★

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  • DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

    ★★★½

    This DVD had loads of Easter eggs and I remember being disappointed when I found many of them. Ben Stiller snaps his fingers a lot. I’m also 99.97% sure he low-key directed this movie.

  • River's Edge

    River's Edge

    ★★★½

    “Get your nunchucks and your dad’s car. I know where we can get a gun.”

    This is one of those pulpy indie flicks where the entire world exists in this one town and everyone’s unhinged and Dennis Hopper finagles his way in there somehow. My favorite Crispin Glover performance by far. The perfect vehicle to let his freak flag wave in a proud sea of wackiness. And Joshua John Miller killing this and Near Dark back to back at like age 12 and then basically disappearing from acting. What a legend.

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  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★½

    “Trained animals can be unpredictable.”

    Sad fist bump. More confirmation that this has been a fun summer of blockbusters. The newest entry to the sci-fi creature feature (and a gorgeous creature at that) subgenre is managed with tongue in cheek creativity. The awful aspects of entertainment and lengths people go for a paycheck and ounce of fame is just as frightening as being eaten alive. Really enjoyed Kaluuya nailing the Keith David inflection every time he spoke. Had to give…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    During my initial viewing a week ago I thought this was a pretty damn good horror flick. Then it got under my skin and I couldn't get it out of my head. For me, a great horror movie keeps me up at night, but a brilliant motion picture allows me to analyze it for days. Seeing it again has yielded much more personal praise for the film and its craftsmanship.

    Toni Collette deserves every award for her shear primal screams…