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  • Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers

    ★★★★

    Counting this as a new viewing since it has been forever and ever since I watched it. 

    The most subversive blockbuster ever made? This is wonderful and so much meaning packed into what also is an Incredibly entertaining ride. 

    Listen to me talk more about this on my podcast, The Shame Files: 

    cinedelphia.com/shame-files-podcast-starship-troopers/

  • Showgirls

    Showgirls

    ★★

    The worst thing about this one is the lead performance. The rest is mostly passable. Maybe Verhoeven’s least successful attempt at “showing the system is broken by depicting the system.” But it’s mainly because the lead character is also a mystery/unknowable and there’s hardly a reason to care. Maybe this would be more shocking if you were a person who thought Las Vegas was the epitome of class and needed its seedy nature exposed?

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  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings

    ★★★★★

    An excellent adventure fable. The least complex Laika film to date, but no less rewarding. Gorgeous animation and a well-crafted story. It feels huge while being intimate.

  • Basic Instinct

    Basic Instinct

    ★★★★

    This is the only movie I've ever seen that lives up to my ideas as a 12 year old of what R-rated movies were like.

    Listen to more thoughts on my podcast, The Shame Files: cinedelphia.com/shame-files-podcast-basic-instinct/