PatrickRipoll

PatrickRipoll

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  • Tales from the Quadead Zone

    Tales from the Quadead Zone

    ★★½

    Still haven't seen Black Devil Doll From Hell but just based on it's reputation I can't imagine it feels like this, a bleak droning bummer of domestic violence and familial rage. It's an anthology film but it's hard to think of it's segments as "stories", as they don't really have beginnings, middles and ends, just sustained notes of ugly emotions and sustained notes of toy keyboard synths. One has a large family being cut in half via a dinner table…

  • British Intelligence

    British Intelligence

    ★★★

    Sturdy spycraft programmer remake of Three Faces East, fast-paced and full of twists and turns that don't make a whole lot of sense but are fun anyway. Lots of double agent madness and soaked in paranoia, the way it should be. Ton of amazing stock/reused footage make this feel bigger than it is. Karloff has monster scar make-up (the remnants of a bayonet through the face!) and has three different identities he switches between, what couldn't he do?

    Technically takes…

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  • Crooklyn

    Crooklyn

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    In 35mm

    Almost hard to get past the ending which somehow treats Troy's childhood being cut prematurely short by her mother's death (while the rest of her siblings, all boys, are free to still run and play) as a moving passing of the torch, her entry into womanhood at age 10. It's especially disappointing because, by co-writing with his siblings and giving the POV over to his sister Joie (who gets top screenwriting credit), Spike mostly side-steps his women problems…

  • 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"