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  • ¡Que Viva México!

    ¡Que Viva México!

    ★★★★½

    𝓢𝓬𝓾𝓶𝓫𝓪𝓵𝓲𝓷𝓪’𝓼 (◕ل͜◕) 𝕰𝖓𝖉 𝖔𝖋 𝕯𝖆y𝖘 𝕾𝖈𝖆𝖛𝖊𝖓𝖌𝖊𝖗 𝕳𝖚𝖓𝖙 ʕ✪ᴥ✪ʔ
    22. A documentary in another language

    Perfectly composed, haunting images, strung together like a stream of consciousness poem. The structure guides you in a waking dream, allowing you to experience this country that only partially existed in reality.

    Grigori Alexandrov did the world a favor when he took on this project. He had more right than anyone to try and recreate Eisentein's vision, and he lends the work a real nostalgia. I…

  • Teenage Bikini Vampire

    Teenage Bikini Vampire

    ★★★½

    Cute and kitschy horror-themed short, with some adorable visual gags. Imagine Frankie and Annette guest-starring on The Addams Family, and you've got the gist. It has more than a little of what later showed up in Hotel Transylvania and What We Do in the Shadows. I'd love to see a feature length with the same goofy tone and '60s visual style.

    Have you ever noticed how superficial vampires are? They usually choose who to turn into another vampire based solely on how attractive they are. That's not much to go on when committing to a never-ending relationship.

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  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    Hoop-tober is Grinch Night (Hoop-tober 4.0).

    I watched a mall die; not all at once, but over the course of decades. When I was young, it had everything: department stores, a pet store, a food court, an arcade, even a comic book shop. After the newer mall opened, everything left, until it had only a discount arcade (“Every game’s a nickel!”), and they really only opened the front doors so senior citizens could walk there. I saw my favorite performance…

  • Dracula

    Dracula

    ★★★½

    Hoopbound: Hooptober 2
    6/6 Required Directors (Fisher)
    5/6 Before 1970
    6/10 Anniversary

    Beautiful film, Gothic but with that Technicolor flare.

    I embrace this alternate universe of the original Stoker novel. The changes are interesting while keeping true to the original feel; although, as a Texan, I’m always disappointed when they leave out Quincey Morris. They do keep a few of the same goofs; a failure to properly defend Lucy and Mina, and a lack of adequate preparation, even though they…