Favorite films

  • They All Laughed
  • Pray for the Wildcats
  • Oil City Confidential
  • Crime Wave

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  • Flying

    ★★★★

  • An American Werewolf in London

    ★★★★

  • Alligator

    ★★★★½

  • The Guest

    ★★★★½

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  • An American Werewolf in London

    An American Werewolf in London

    ★★★★

    Separation of comedy and horror like separation of church and state.

    Think I saw Spielberg get munched in a car crash near the end.

  • Innertube Antics

    Innertube Antics

    ★★★½

    Much, much better than The Tree Surgeon; kinda predates Road Runner cartoons by a good number of years with the endless attempts and severe bodily harm the character I now know as “Ol’ Doc” endures when trying to wrest a pile of sentient scrap rubber buried in his yard for Civil Defense collection.

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    35mm original Italian print at the Music Box. Decent translation in subtitles, which were being live projected from a PowerPoint deck from the booth — they missed a few cues but mostly did OK, and really revealed how wrong the English dubbing was for this one. The sound was greatly improved tonight as well, probably because I didn’t sit in the back, and it wasn’t some deafening modern surround sound experience. Really made me appreciate the film and its use…

  • The Farmer

    The Farmer

    ★★★

    Deeply weird, unsettling revenger from the ‘70s, thought to be lost. Released by Columbia in the David Begelman era, it’s fittingly the kind of movie a studio might want to wash its hands of. The copy going around is not great and a couple of scenes are dropped out, but the idea is definitely here. Troubled, debt-ridden WWII vet hero rural farmer (Gary Conway, absolutely wooden) saves the life of a gambler who just fleeced the syndicate, and through a…