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  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    Okay, back with a follow up to my first message about Tarantino’s 9th. As I said before, this is one side of a discussion about the film rather than a structured review. This was the response I gave back to the response I received from what I posted the first time in messages between myself and (let me be more specific: an online) buddy—man, the internet is dumb, and my thumbs hate me. As feared, despite my fair balance of…

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    I’ve been having a hard time trying to quantify my exact feelings toward this movie. As strongly as I enjoyed it, I seem to have an endless amount of critiques and issues with it, which is unusual in my relationship with Tarantino’s movies. So instead of trying to write a legitimate review, this is my text to a buddy about my initial response to the film:

    Ah, man. I’m still collecting my thoughts since seeing it yesterday. My experience was…

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  • The Clovehitch Killer

    The Clovehitch Killer

    ★★★½

    BTK home-invaded, tied up, strangled and asphyxiated ten people over the span of three decades while evading capture and leaving police scrambling in the dark. As far as serial killers go, BTK is an anomaly amongst the world of criminal psychology/profiling. He wasn’t abused as a child, nor had he experienced anything traumatic; he had fairly normal, appropriately affectionate parents; in the thirty+ years that he killed, he maintained the perfect all-American family life, having kids, a long term, faithful…

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★★

    Just saw this for a second time in the theater (absolutely essential to experience to fullest potential), and I’m still a jumble of words. Synonyms for beautiful, mesmerizing, exciting, perfect keep crossing my mind. Everything from the first hour, an hypnotic, operatic, romantic, yet seething and brooding, deliberately droning-paced overture, to its second hour, a gonzo gorefest apocalyptic fantasy vigilante splatpack doom metal album with outrageous violence and maybe homages to horror movie classics, (the Black Skulls, or what I’m…