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  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

    Reminded me of that special episode of Ellen a few months ago where she and Laura Dern et al celebrated the 20th anniversary of the historic 'coming out' episode.

    More importantly, I liked this movie just fine, but the crowd behind me bloody *loved* it. Wild, positive response from the masses.

    If you get a chance to see this amidst a gaggle of theatre gays and teen girls, definitely do that immediately. The kids ain't all staring at their smartphones and streaming/texting bullshit on a Friday night; they are at the moviehouse, enthusiastically cheering LOVE, SIMON. My heart is embiggened.

  • Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas

    Funny thing is, I’m not even supposed to be here. I was meant to be in Seoul, but the air traffic controller strikes screwed everything up, so now I’m on the pond-jumper tonight. You ever think the universe was against you?

    “All the time.”


    It is both uplifting and disheartening that the Wachowskis push these [super][trans]human stories that are filled with messages of how our species is a virus, a self-cursed cult of nihilism. Hope begets hopelessness. A post-race,…

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  • American Sniper

    American Sniper

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

    As a soldier, one of the first things at which I excelled, according to the infallible eye of my drill sergeants, was marching and marching movements. As a white guy and someone whose idea of nightmare is dancing in public, I’m a proud member of Rhythmless Nation, but I can twist & turn on command at perfect stiff right angles in combat boots with the best of them, apparently. This, uh, skill led me to be selected for local funeral detail…

  • Body Double

    Body Double


    Fuck you, purists.
    This is better than Hitchcock.