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Favorite Films are the most recent five-star ratings.

Favorite films

  • A Special Day
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Late Spring
  • My Neighbor Totoro

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  • Super 8

    ★★★

  • Gozu

    ★★★★

  • Bad Biology

    ★½

  • The Art of Self-Defense

    ★★★★

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  • Super 8

    Super 8

    ★★★

    It's a fun and nostalgic kids' adventure, but something about it feels a little off. It's like it's too polished, as though someone obsessively studied the genre and created a textbook example of it. There just aren't any of the rough edges you'd expect if it actually was shot in Ohio in the late 1970s, though I feels like I'm complaining the kids and their compressed streaming music.

  • Gozu

    Gozu

    ★★★★

    Spook-A-Doodle Bracketology Tournament & Movie Club ’22

    There may be better ways to process the complicated feelings you have about your boss, but even unorthodox methods can result in a rewarding journey where the things you learn about yourself along the way can be just as important as the resolution.

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  • Prom Ride

    Prom Ride

    It's like Saw, but done by people who have never actually seen Saw and were instead basing it on the way their friend Parker described the plot that time while they were all watching She's All That.

  • Singapore Sling

    Singapore Sling

    ★★★★

    Singapore Sling is very pretty and deeply strange. It’s a kind of Grey Gardens thing by the way of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, in which the two ladies are delusional and very horny. There is a lot going on here but the core story is actually pretty simple — a man is searching for his lost love and finds himself taken prisoner by the mother-daughter couple who killed her. Aside from the story, it’s like an improv skit that…