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  • Zoolander

    Zoolander

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    Both a disaster and a riot? Donald Trump and David Bowie are both in this. Thankfully, the former doesn't do any more than mug for the camera twice, and... I mean, it's a movie full of extraordinarily daft characters. Also, I've been watching True Blood and I enjoyed seeing a younger Alexander SkarsgΓ₯rd briefly appear to bop around like a totally inane goofball before being blown up (as a result of these complete fools playing at the gas pump, hosing…

  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    Pee-wee's Big Adventure

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    There aren't enough stars.

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  • Elle

    Elle

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    Demonlover 2, indeed. There was certainly a sense that Assayas owed to Verhoeven in terms of aesthetics and provocation β€” hentai and CGI porn essentially mimicking RoboCop's cuts to absurd commercials, or its frankness toward sexual taboo, among other things. This returns here via video game cutscenes, perhaps as a discreet reminder of the director we're dealing with β€” one who has been largely absent for more than 15 years, save for 2006's Black Book β€” cutting into a film…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

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

    A few years ago, my girlfriend (henceforth "G") and I lived in a pretty nice area close to downtown Portland, Oregon, and we got out a lot more. Because of jobs we found and because it was kind of expensive, we moved further out, and since then we've mostly been homebodies, going to work and coming home to watch movies and occasionally go out to a movie in the neighborhood or to see a band maybe a bit further into…