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  • Nashville
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • The Master

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  • The Drifting Classroom

    ★★½

  • The Art of Dying

    ★★★

  • Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow

    ★★★

  • Nosferatu the Vampyre

    ★★★★½

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  • The Drifting Classroom

    The Drifting Classroom

    ★★½

    Hyperactive and full of crazy special effects but also exhausting and somewhat interminable.

  • The Art of Dying

    The Art of Dying

    ★★★

    The prompt for this one was “erotic thriller” and I have to say that this delivered on all counts.

    This features of the most bonkers sex scenes in the history of film, and yes, there is a scene where Wings Hauser attempts to feed a rabbit tequila on the beach in broad daylight.

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  • Bone Tomahawk

    Bone Tomahawk

    ★★★★

    Before it takes a turn into its severely grim final act, this is a surprisingly nimble, endearingly well-cast riff on The Searchers. Of course, that turn is so sharp and so complete that it leads to my one quibble with the film - that it doesn't quite prepare the audience for where it's going to go. Granted, a lot of people are coming into this thinking "cannibal western, all right" but I'm willing to bet most won't have that knowledge,…

  • Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    ★★½

    Everyone keeps asking why Chappelle cares so much about litigating the rights of transgender people, but he outright says at the beginning of the special that he's jealous of the increasing acceptance of members of the LGBTQ community by society, particularly as compared to the struggles of black men and women in this country. He even illustrates it via an early anecdote, stressing that "they're a minority, until it's convenient for them to be white." It's easy to see how…