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  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    ★★★½

    A film that walks up to a grand precipice and threatens to messily fall off, in terms of both content (a society at its apex in danger of collapsing from corruption, exploration, and arrogance) and form (the epic blockbuster, walking a thin line between technologically-enhanced but still personal imagery and elastic, market-tested tripe). It's ironic that this is hated for its political-ignorant nitwits and overzealous children by politically-ignorant nitwits and overzealous (adult-sized) children.

  • Blown Away

    Blown Away

    ★★½

    While Tommy Lee Jones has delivered several incredibly crazy performances over his career this gets my vote for his most unhinged, if only for the sole fact that his character willingly listens and dances to two U2 songs back to back.

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  • God's Not Dead

    God's Not Dead

    ½

    You know that scene in 21 Jump Street when Channing Tatum writes a bunch of 4s on the whiteboard, says some gibberish, and yells "Fuck you science!" while high on drugs? Well God's Not Dead is basically the 113 minute version of that scene.

  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★½

    Unfortunately this disproves my theory that any classic film would be better if it included a scene of Vince Vaughn jerking off.