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  • Bad Black

    Bad Black

    ★★★½

    One of those so bad, it's good types but not in the traditional sense, more so because the filmmaker lacks the resources necessary and doesn't seem to care, one way or the other, about standard filmmaking procedures.

    I mean...there's a guy providing color commentary throughout the film + interjecting lines for actors on several occasions. It is, in its entirety, ridiculous...but it sure is fun.

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    ★½

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

    fight/action scenes are disorienting and nauseating, shrouding most of the actual action through rapid cutting and a camera that felt housed in a gyroscope.

    found it interesting that The Kingsmen, as an organization, are fairly incompetent and wholly assholistic. First, Harry misses the shot and gets his colleague killed. Then, Lancelot gets wrecked and Harry gets blown up trying to simply talk to someone. And, as a whole, they ignore Eggsy’s family for like 15 or so years and then,…

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★★

    Often times certain films hold a special place in my heart, as I am sure the same can be said of almost everyone else. My memory of The Royal Tenenbaums involves a group of friends driving one hour (both ways) to Baltimore to catch it at the Charles Theater. At the time, that was the only way to see Wes Anderson’s newest film, since growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, one did not have the opportunity to see…

  • Hard to Be a God

    Hard to Be a God

    ★★★★★

    If you're ready for 3 hours of floundering in filth, staggerstumbling through the muck and mire shitscape that is Akanar, swathed in an incomprehensible steamfog, perpetually rolling through the frame, enveloping everyone and everything...Medieval times as alien...future as past...cyclical oppression and barbarinism shot through documentarian-observer style with reportage style camerawork showcasing cultural and academic destitution where the townfolk administer ladlefulls of a lacquerlike substance over an endless array of noosehung bodies transforming the swaying corpses into public ornaments sparkling in…