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  • National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

    National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

    ★★★

    For a comedy this broad every joke is underlined, highlighted, and decidedly unambiguous. Except Emilio Estevez’s hair. I can’t figure out if his absurd mullet is itself a knowing parody of Mel Gibson’s from Lethal Weapon played for laughs or it was just the style at the time. No reference is ever made in the movie, whether by sight gag or by quip, about his luxurious locks and he rocks it that way the entire runtime of the film. In…

  • Police Academy

    Police Academy

    ★★

    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin of Police Academy movies.

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  • Paterson

    Paterson

    ★★★★½

    This is the America I believe in.

    Farmers' market cupcakes,
    A bar without a television,
    Method Man doing his laundry,
    Going to the mall on a Saturday to watch Island of Lost Souls,
    And a middle class blue collar life.

    The Limits of Control is about anger.
    Only Lovers Left Alive is about apathy.
    Paterson is about passion.

  • Goodbye to Language

    Goodbye to Language

    ★★★★½

    Cat videos are for hacks. Dog videos are for auteurs.