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  • Mur Murs
  • Desert Hearts
  • Cecil B. Demented
  • Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story

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  • Invasion U.S.A.

    ★★½

  • Red Dawn

    ★★★½

  • Safety Second

  • SLC Punk

    ★★★★

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  • Invasion U.S.A.

    Invasion U.S.A.

    ★★½

    - coke straw smashed up the nose 
    - my favorite sequence is when Chuck Norris is sitting in a hotel watching an old sci-fi movie on tv
    - love the excess of extras in this towards the end 

    - watched on the big screen on 35mm
    - trailer for Death Wish 3 attached to the front of the print! 
    - great color, no distracting damage

  • Red Dawn

    Red Dawn

    ★★★½

    - paratroopers coming down outside the classroom windows during class 
    - this is a perfect argument for why the United States should never invade any country. 
    - “a member of an elite paramilitary squadron, Eagle Scout”
    - emotionally resonant
    - unfortunately the conservative propaganda of it all dampens the emotional impact
    - the tank fight sequence was hard to follow, but who cares tanks rock 
    - William Smith is now my favorite Russian actor
    - hopefully the production didn’t actually…

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  • All the Old Knives

    All the Old Knives

    ★½

    - strong straight to streaming vibes
    - feels like an episode of a a generic cable tv detective show
    - Lawrence Fishburne still has a wonderful voice 
    - very dull and boring 
    - the good cia vs the evil terrorists
    - executive produced by Chris pine

    - watched on the big screen!
    - Thandiwe Newton sat next to me during the last 5 minutes of the film 

    - q/a after the film with the director and 2 leads, moderated by…

  • Speed Racer

    Speed Racer

    ★★★★★

    - the wipes and seamless transitions, so much fun! Who needs cutting when you can wipe a face across the screen
    - “was that a ninja?” That line killed it, and rightfully so
    - crossdressing!
    - fuck monopolies
    - took the language of film and pushed it to the stratosphere 
    - This film should’ve been the cgi film to change how people saw cgi instead of Avatar. In Avatar cgi is used to make it feel like you are seeing…