Sage

Participant in the Al Pacino Please Yell At Me Challenge.

Favorite films

  • Empire of the Sun
  • Face/Off
  • Witness for the Prosecution
  • She's Having a Baby

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  • Turbulence

    ★★★★

  • The Innocents

    ★½

  • Inland Empire

    ★★★★★

  • The Driller Killer

    ★★★★★

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  • Showgirls

    Showgirls

    ★★★★★

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

    When the first Goddess show starts and everyone is covered in pure gold, that’s proof that show business can be larger than life and better than anything you could ever hope to put your hands on. The only problem is that everything beyond that is either an unsustainable dream or a living hell scape. In one of the best shots Kyle MacLachlan‘s character is framed standing in such a scape. The world is full of goddesses and devils and they’re…

  • The Scary of Sixty-First

    The Scary of Sixty-First

    ★★★½

    If Dasha (one name, like Madonna or Jesus) had been alive in the 1960s she would have either been a Manson girl or a member of the New Journalism movement writing about them. In this film with quite a lot of talent and success she skips channeling the obvious problematic New York fav (Woody) and instead channels Polanski's Satanic New York.

    Dasha directs herself as a gumshoe who carries around a briefcase with Epstein research and on-camera tries to recreate…

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  • Turbulence

    Turbulence

    ★★★★

    Ray Liotta goes full Gremlin Mode. What an actor. What a star. I am genuinely baffled by anyone who doesn't find something like this incredibly entertaining. Liotta holds such a menacing aura and I think it's that intensity which stopped him from becoming a bigger box office draw during this period. Audiences can handle a tough guy, but they can't handle someone so unhinged (especially when that unhinged person is also incredibly charming). Rest in peace to an American icon.

  • The Driller Killer

    The Driller Killer

    ★★★★★

    If you consider the state of the world then and how it's only declined since this is actually an incredibly reasonable film.

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  • The Bashful Buzzard

    The Bashful Buzzard

    ★★★★★

    So stupid that Iron Man gets like 32 movies and Beaky Buzzard only gets like three or four

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    "As I think you know, Alma, I prefer my asparagus with oil and salt."

    The key to understanding literally anything that Kanye West says. I don't know if I've ever laughed as hard in a theatre as I did seeing this for the first time.