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  • I Was a Teenage Serial Killer

    ★★★★

  • Twilight

    ★★★★★

  • Wet & Rope

    ★★★½

  • Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore

    ★★★★

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  • Vampire's Kiss

    Vampire's Kiss

    ★★★★★

    To call Nicolas Cage's performance in Vampire's Kiss "bad" is missing the point. Cage is not bad in this. He is uncorked with all his Cageness spewing all over the set. He's a total lunatic. Pulling wild faces, spinning into fits of unpredictable rage, pointing, screaming, running, jumping on desks, carrying around planks of wood, chattering fake vampire teeth in his ridiculous mouth. A mere description of Cage's performance could never do it justice. It is one of the greatest,…

  • The Boxer's Omen

    The Boxer's Omen

    ★★★★½

    The Boxer's Omen is pure madness on celluloid! I can't thank Chris Purdie enough for recommending this to me. This is everything I could ever want in a film. Here is a paragraph of some things you'll see in The Boxer's Omen because my brain can't construct proper sentences at the moment...

    Violent kickboxing. Bolo Yeung's disproportioned body. Buddhist monks fighting demons. Spiders (that make the spiders from The Beyond look awesome) drinking liquid poison from tiny straws. Conversations with…

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  • I Was a Teenage Serial Killer

    I Was a Teenage Serial Killer

    ★★★★

    Fucking great. Delightfully on-the-nose in the best possible way, bluntly, angrily shouting at the audience but not without its tongue in cheek. I love that Sarah Jacobson just does whatever the fuck she wants with I Was a Teenage Serial Killer. It spirals off in a million directions. It's outrageously violent at times, quietly introspective at other points. The final dialogue driven scene is so perfect, and MAN I loved the score and soundtrack. After watching this and Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore, I am definitely a big fan. Again, so awful she died so young.

  • Twilight

    Twilight

    ★★★★★

    Twilight made my jaw well and truly hit the floor. A veritable visual feast, not a frame of this lacks inventiveness. Footage runs backwards. Long takes are choreographed to staggering heights. The lead performance has a Keaton-esque beauty to it. A childish genius is tucked away in every corner. I never thought I could be so blown away by hats magically appearing. There's a shot toward the end that is one of the greatest takes I've seen in any film. Utterly incredible and gorgeous. A living work of art.

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  • My Friend Dahmer

    My Friend Dahmer

    ★★★★

    It's hard to believe that this Ross Lynch is the same Ross Lynch who so brilliantly captures Dahmer's hunched, blank-faced, drunken aura. Lynch spends most of the film expressionless yet he conveys so much through so little. The smallest smile. An awkwardly delivered line. He's perfect. His Dahmer is as sympathetic as he is terrifying. The film outside of Lynch is also solid and subtle (it helps that the source material—Backderf's fantastic graphic novel—is excellent). This is not a gruesome…

  • Cool World

    Cool World

    ★★½

    Cool World is such a frustrating film. Bakshi's talents are on display, but so is the meddling hands of Frank Mancuso, Jr. and Kim Basinger who turned this from a hard R horror film to a befuddling PG-13 disaster. After a nose-punching battle for creativity (Bakshi slugged Mancuso Jr. in the face after hearing what would become of his film), Cool World became a film for nobody. There's too much weird sexy stuff for kids, and not enough substance for…