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  • 20th Century Women
  • Schizopolis
  • Baby It's You
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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★½

  • Bring It On

    ★★★½

  • The Blackout

    ★★★★½

  • Damage

    ★★★★

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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★½

    I'd be angrier with this if it wasn't such a nothing movie, Cooper Raiff didn't really try and he certainly didn't succeed. Surely you can aim higher even for your vanity project about what a chill, fun hang you are, this is just a flatline enlivened only by how much I hate Raiff's grinning maw.

  • Bring It On

    Bring It On

    ★★★½

    It's not this movie's fault that its writer basically remade it six years later and made it better, but there is a difference between Stick It actually throwing out the rulebook and this adding sharp details and critiques to the structure of an ordinary sports comedy. I welcome both approaches (especially when this is so deft with its cultural-appropriation angle) but the one that genuinely shocks me is gonna come out on top. This loses additional points for all the…

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  • Mattress Man Commercial

    Mattress Man Commercial

    ★★★★½

    For me, all of PSH's skills are conveyed in this. It's 53 seconds long, an almost precise recreation of a local mattress store commercial, and it only appeared on the 2-disc special edition of Punch-Drunk Love. In it, PSH plays his character in PDL, Dean Trumbell, the owner of a mattress store who also doubles as the leader of a phone sex ring. In this clip, he's recording a commercial on the top of the store's roof, wearing a too-small…

  • Love & Mercy

    Love & Mercy

    ★★★★

    A film with the shocking revelation that there are people worse than Mike Love out there.