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  • Wendy and Lucy

    Wendy and Lucy

    ★★★★½

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

    As a dog owner, this is an intensely stressful and suspenseful movie. Moreso that most actual thrillers because the stakes seem so personal. Leaving a dog out and it disappearing is a personal fear. I even run through the "what if I'm arrested" scenario more often than I'd like to admit. My only real complaint about this film is how passive Michelle Williams is about the whole thing. I'd be kicking and screaming leaving my dog there and I really…

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★

    Messy, sure, but messy in all the ways that make Spike Lee movies wonderful and rarely in the ways that make them irritating. An easy jab at Lee is how he attempts to shoehorn in MLK and Malcolm X into any movie, seemingly regardless of the subject matter. But it usually isn't true -- Lee is dealing with the African American experience in (nearly) all of his films, in the case of DA 5 BLOODS he draws a connection between…

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  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    Assigning a star rating to this movie would be like grading a Salvador Dali piece with a star rating. It's utterly absurd and simplifies the work to the point of insult. Eraserhead has more in common with a Dali painting than another film at your multiplex, it's a piece of art, not entertainment. I would be more comfortable sitting and watching this in a gallery than a theatre with twelve-dollar popcorn combos.

    People constantly wonder what this or that means,…

  • Cremaster 3

    Cremaster 3

    One of the most fucked up movies I've ever paid thousands of dollars worth of tuition to watch.