Scarecrow88

Scarecrow88

Favorite films

  • Black Rain
  • Repo Man
  • The Hunger
  • Perfect Blue

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  • Memento

    ★★★★★

  • The Monster and the Girl

    ★★½

  • The Mad Ghoul

    ★★½

  • The Mad Doctor of Market Street

    ★★½

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  • Memento

    Memento

    ★★★★★

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

    "Now...where was I?"

    I realized today while searching for a movie on Amazon Prime that I hadn't watched Nolan's Memento is two decades! Lemme tell you, I watched this a bunch when it first showed up on cable circa 2001 for probably two or so years. Then not again until this evening. There is a flash of a fake memory involving "Sammy" that floored me. I completely had forgotten it. Part of the whole structure of the film is Guy…

  • The Monster and the Girl

    The Monster and the Girl

    ★★½

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

    I want to freely admit that I love “dudes in gorilla suit” horror from the 30s/40s/50s. I don’t know what the earliest is, but my love for that started with “Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1932) and has been a (not) guilty pleasure since. As long as the stuntmen in the gorilla/ape costumes mimic them reasonably, I’m often quite happy. A decent story (or even campy, sometimes) helps, too. Granted few have Lugosi as the lead heavy emerging from the…

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  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    **LB 2/2* **Annual revisit**
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    LB and his girlfriend, model Lisa Freemont are discussing 'Ms. Torso' (Georgine Darcy) while "fending off sharks" (she's in ballet and is entertaining potential producers who are quite handsy). Lisa says that she understands the ballet dancer's dilemma, telling LB this young lady doesn't have any interest in those guys. LB curiously asks her how she's so sure. Lisa implies in so many words she has been in a similar situation. In this film, you…

  • The Usual Suspects

    The Usual Suspects

    ★★★★

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

    When US Customs Agent Kujan leans in to tell ‘Verbal Kint’ he’s smarter than him and will get him to talk, I always felt right there The Devil would take him for quite a ride, putting on quite a performance, filling him with a lot of hooey. What I imagine frustrates those not onboard with McQuarrie’s script and all its tricks, unreliable “witness” with immunity having posted bail, and layout of the “usual suspects” (Baldwin, Pollack, del Toro, Spacey, and…