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  • Near Dark
  • Blue Steel
  • Trust
  • Henry Fool

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  • Men Without Hats - Live Hats!

    ★★★★★

  • By Appointment Only

    ★★★★

  • Killing Poe

    ★★★★

  • Vibrations

    ★★★½

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  • Men Without Hats - Live Hats!

    Men Without Hats - Live Hats!

    ★★★★★

    Watching this really made my afternoon. One of the best concert films I've ever seen—singing, dancing, mood lighting, synths, piano, guitar solos, what a show!—from one of the best bands ever in my book. I don't care how many people belabor under the false assumption that the Hats were just a one-hit wonder; clearly, these people haven't done their due diligence and taken in the consistent pop perfection of these records. And similar to Devo, I'm guessing their subversive lyrical…

  • By Appointment Only

    By Appointment Only

    This is pretty great; a realtor's nightmare domestic thriller with escalating suspense and intertwining twists, neat surprises, shadowy photography, leering camera angles, effusive acting and fun foolhardy character decisions (to wit: climbing on top of a trash can while wearing high heels). Very appropriate that it was directed by the guy from Chopping Mall since it has that same Wynorski, or even Rodunsky, stylized pulp feel. I shall definitely be delving further into the prestige Terlesky canon.

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  • Dark Water

    Dark Water

    ★★★★★

    I think this film's middling reputation has to be a result of it being misunderstood. I would like to submit that Dark Water is actually great, but it's not really a horror film. It's slow, boring, near-plotless and not really scary at all. It follows a typical ghost story format, but doesn't really have any fright scenes. Nothing really happens. The whole thing is just atmosphere, building suspense, establishing backstory on characters who aren't particularly interesting and watching a woman…

  • SHOP: A Pop Opera

    SHOP: A Pop Opera

    ★★★★★

    I relate to this character because I'm also tall, dry, skinny and pathologically indecisive when shopping for food.