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  • Titicut Follies

    Titicut Follies

    in 4K

    My first Wiseman and wasn't really prepared for how this would affect me. There was a point in my life when my parents were seriously considering putting me in a mental hospital and I'm sure a lot has changed since 1967 but this could have been me. I think the full ethical implications of a film like this are murky, but I think if Wiseman tried for pure advocacy the results would be far worse and less humane.

  • The Toy Box

    The Toy Box

    ★★

    The "Sex Bed: The Bed That Fucks*" sequence is actually kind of beautiful and evocative, and this has the same ending as The Void(!?!?), but 90 minutes is too damn long to watch people pretend to fuck.

    *My partner's turn of phrase.

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  • Repulsion

    Repulsion

    ★★★★½

    The first hour or so makes up such a perfect anxiety nightmare that it bummed me out when it went a more typical (albeit eventful) route of "her madness is making her KILL!" The Polanski that made me squirm during mundane scenes in Rosemary's Baby purely through the power of his mise-en-scene is multiplied by five here, to the point where it got too much for me and I had to pause the movie to go do chores. Polanski's famous…

  • Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

    Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

    "These guys were outrageous!"
    *Cut to cartoon boobs*
    "You couldn't believe the places they would go."
    *Cut to cartoon boobs*
    "I mean, you had never seen anything like it!"
    *Cut to cartoon boobs"