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  • Point Break

    Point Break

    ★★★★★

    I love this film. Opened the TV, it was on, couldn't resist - despite having seen it at least 20 times already. Swayze is fantastic, the action & surfing scenes are amazing and the whole thing is just frickin perfect.

  • This is Congo

    This is Congo

    ★★★½

    An interesting (and depressing) look at a chaotic country with a difficult, unfair past.

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  • Trash Humpers

    Trash Humpers

    ★★

    Saw this at a film festival in 2010. Trash Humpers has got to be one of the most uncommercial and marginal films I've ever seen. Shot in grainy VHS, it features episodes of grotesquely masked people posing as elderly folk and doing odd things in the shady back alleys of Nashville. They hump trash cans, trees and bushes, abuse dolls, smash things, laugh like maniacs and chant annoying refrains.

    I wasn't expecting a pleasurable or easy viewing experience in the…

  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers

    ★★★★★

    A full blast of crazy, candy-colored, intertextual, in-your-face pop art - stirring in everything from our fascination with sex, drugs, guns & violence and pursuing the American Dream Tony Montana style to idolizing Britney Spears and exploring what is left at the ugly core, when layers of morality and common decency (represented, in my opinion, by Faith and Cotty) are peeled off.

    James Franco is absolutely hilarious, the soundtrack is pure brilliance and the images of partying spring breakers ooze decadence,…