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  • The Death of Richie

    The Death of Richie

    ★★★

    Title's a bit of a spoiler.

    Troubled teen Robby Benson is killing the pain with booze, weed, and pills, and his straitlaced parents Ben Gazzara and Eileen Brennan are trying to save him via legal intervention, tough love, and part-time jobs.

    This made-for-TV movie has all the earmarks of a hilariously outdated public service scare flick, and it's definitely not without its over-the-top drug freak-outs, but for the most part it's a level-headed, serious-minded sketch of a family in crisis.…

  • Stunts

    Stunts

    ★★

    When his fellow stuntment start dying during movie shoots, Robert Forster suspects someone is targeting his comrades and vows to set things right via the Code of the Stuntmen, or some such thing.

    As you might reasonably surmise, there are a lot of stunts in this movie. But they're mostly stunts presented in the context of stunts, and for me that takes a good bit of the fun out of it. This is basically a slasher/whodunnit flick with sabotaged stunts…

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  • Galaxy of Terror

    Galaxy of Terror

    ★★

    Yes, there's interspecies worm rape in this movie, but it's HETEROSEXUAL interspecies worm rape, just like God intended!

  • Street Trash

    Street Trash

    ★★★

    "Has anyone mashed up clips from this classic of the 'melting vagrant' genre with Modern English's 'Melt With You'?" I wondered. Ten seconds later, I was watching exactly that. Internet, you seldom disappoint.