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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    ★★½

    The (apparently unintentional) gay subtext is pretty impossible to miss, but I'm having trouble parsing whether the presence of Kim Myers and her uncanny resemblance to a young Meryl Streep complicates or enhances that angle...

  • Chilly Scenes of Winter

    Chilly Scenes of Winter

    ★★★★

    "I love you."
    "I know."
    Mary Beth Hurt quietly letting down a petulant, entitled John Heard should be the iconic version of this line, not that one with the space smuggler that came out a year after this.

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  • Slackers

    Slackers

    ★★½

    I'd love to see a version of this movie that ditches the Teen Sex Comedy 101 earnestness with Devon Sawa & Jaime King's characters and devotes itself more fully to the incredibly weird stuff going on with Jason Schwartzman's character & performance and all the weird, surreal stuff happening on the edges. There's a kind of Wet Hot American Summer/The Cable Guy hybrid to be had in there somewhere.
    I feel like the movie we did get is probably objectively bad, but…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

    Those porgs were already killed and roasted. At that point it's honestly just disrespectfully wasteful not to eat them.