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  • Mean Girls

    Mean Girls

    ★★½

    Really, I expected a lot more. This is the movie that every woman of a certain age loves? This territory was handled better and more honestly in HEATHERS. This movie has been polished so smooth that everything is all happy and hunky dorey and no one really has any problems. There's not a real character to be had. Yes, it's well acted and everyone does look amazingly slim, even after they have supposedly gained weight. One tiny step away from…

  • The Gold Rush

    The Gold Rush

    I had not seen this before with the addition of a Charlie Chaplin voiced narration and with additional music. I know it's a sin to slag pioneer legends but what was the man thinking when he decided to fuck with something truly great like this. All I could hear was this terrible cloying, self serving and completely unnecessary voice yammering on, telling me how to feel and think about what I'm seeing. I couldn't shake it, it utterly ruined this…

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  • Rings of Fear

    Rings of Fear

    ★★★

    Average giallo with a plot similar to a better film, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? There was that fabulous scene without dialogue, where the director cuts back and forth between an illegal abortion and a session of group sex. A certain 10 on the unpleasant scale. It was very well done. The little girl who has a big role was pretty good for a child actor in a very adult movie. I think Fabio Testi is quite the hunk to look at but his dubbed voice wasn't sexy at all.

    I loved the ending. I hated the ending. I dunno.
    Points for being different.

  • The Lineup

    The Lineup

    ★★★½

    THREE RANDOM B&W MOVIES STARTING WITH THE LETTER L - #1
    The most favorable depiction of a police force that I can recall seeing. Exciting movie, car chases, drug smuggling, Eli Wallach hamming it up real good. The bad guys are way more interesting and better actors than the good guys. San Fran and the bridge are used to good effect.
    If you think about it, the bad guys' scheme for smuggling heroin doesn't seem very well thought out. It's…