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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★

    Elsie Fisher is good. The rest is fine. I don't know, I'm out of touch with people my own age so whether or not this is a good or astute depiction of people half my age is completely beyond me.

  • Unfriended: Dark Web

    Unfriended: Dark Web

    ★★★½

    Almost entirely ditches the micro-observational teenage techno-mundanity that made me adore the first film so much, but it almost makes up for it by actually being scary. I'm not at all someone who is even interested in the world of extreme web content, let alone familiar, so the dark web is still a concept that holds a lot of genuine menace to me. This film is mean-spirited enough to convince me that, no matter how phony the hacking/techno-magic in this…

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  • 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"

  • 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…