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  • The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

    The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

    I couldn't help but feel incredulous when both my daughters vouched for the quality of this movie and insisted we all watch it together. But I'd recently forced them to watch THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, so I owed them one.

    Turns out their reports of giant attacking electrical plugs, planets made of ice cream and talking sharks were not exaggerated.

    There's something beautiful about the Robert Rodriguez narrative of selling his body to science just to make his first…

  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

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

    *Note: this is based on the 3-hour Director's Cut.*

    Mike Flanagan's SUPERMAN RETURNS: a reference-heavy sequel to a beloved film shot in England and released in 1980, with new actors standing in for the original cast, that seeks to satisfy fan nostalgia while simultaneously expanding upon the world of its predecessor and existing as its own thing. Both movies ultimately fail in the latter and end up a pale reprise of the classic movie (quite literally, in the case of…

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  • Little Murders

    Little Murders

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

    Wow...uh, hm. First time watch for this one. It's a singularly strange film, adapted by Jules Feiffer from what I take to be his singularly strange play. It's set in late 60's/early 70's New York, and the comedic tone is very much like an angry man shouting at nobody in particular on any corner of lower E 13th Street around that time. The story deals with the "little murders" that conspire to break the spirit of decent people every day,…

  • Nightwing


    Released the same year as (in fact, within a week of) John Frankenheimer's PROPHECY, Arthur Hiller's NIGHTWING is also an outdoorsy environmental revenge horror movie JAWS knock-off where an Italian actor playing a rebellious, hotheaded Native American teams up with a skinny woman and a scientist-type played by an actor from the OMEN franchise to stop a series of animal attacks. What sets NIGHTWING apart is that its swarm of bubonic plague-carrying killer bats is manifested by the ghost of…