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  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    I wanted to like it. Hell, I wanted to love it. I just hate characters like this so much.

    The story revolves around a young “mother” (Bria Vinaite) living in a motel with her young daughter (Brooklyn Prince). The motel is run by Bobby (Willem Dafoe) who is sort of a father figure to many of the residents. During summer vacation, the children that live in the motel wander around causing trouble and being mischievous. The mother, Halley, was fired…

  • The Best Man

    The Best Man

    If you look up trivia on this film it says that this film ruined Gore Vidal’s relationship with the Kennedys, and you can see why.

    Franklin J. Schaffner (Papillon, Sphinx) directs this political drama with a great eye and keeps you engaged start to finish.

    Henry Fonda and Cliff Robertson star as William Russell & Joe Cantwell (respectively), two leading candidates for their (unnamed) political party’s nomination for President during the primary elections. Russell, a liberal bright man currently in the…

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  • Everybody Wants Some!!

    Everybody Wants Some!!

    Richard Linklater confuses me. Stuck in his own ways I can never tell which Linklater trait will shine through in his films.

    Everybody Wants Some!! contains more of my Linklater dislikes than my Linklater likes.


    The “story” is of a group of college baseball players during the weekend before classes begin. This is code for asshole men are assholes to each other for the majority of the film. Not many characters are likeable (and many are clearly 30). The jokes…

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    The Heartbreak Kid

    Fuck everyone that doesn’t love Elaine May.

    Elaine May made some great films and mainstream film media never brings her up when discussing female filmmakers. 

    This movie (screenplay by Neil Simon from a story by Bruce Jay Friedman) tells the story of Lenny and Lila (Charles Grodin & Jeannie Berlin), a newly married young couple in Miami for their honeymoon. On the way, Lenny learns of his distaste for Lila’s quirks and that he may have rushed into marriage. At the…