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  • It Chapter Two
  • Heathers
  • It
  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

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  • Mom and Dad

    ★★★

  • They/Them

  • Dog Days

    ★★★

  • A Mouthful of Air

    ★½

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  • Napoleon Dynamite

    Napoleon Dynamite

    ★★★★★

    “Vote for Pedro”

    A great comedy is one where you notice new things every time you watch it, you enjoy quoting it in various situations, and it takes on a life if its own in your imagination. This film has all of those hallmarks, making it a bonafide classic!

    I’ve had this rated at 4 1/2 stars for the longest time, because I’ve always been a bit sad at having been left out of the fun of seeing this get…

  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

    ★★★★

    A pretty damn good sci-fi action flick. It’s definitely aimed at kids, but I’m a big kid myself and I kept thinking about how much I’d enjoy reenacting some of these scenes. The part where Izzy Hawthorne overcomes her fear of outer space to make a leap for the departing space craft gave me chills, especially as she reaches for that lovable robot cat. I thought for sure he was a goner there. 

    Characters are great in this: funny, relatable,…

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  • Mom and Dad

    Mom and Dad

    ★★★

    “Motherfuckers, you’re going to open this motherfucking door!”

    Some silly schlocky fun. If you read the premise, you already have a pretty good idea of what the film will be like, but nothing in my imagination could quite match the energy of Nic Cage attacking his own child with fruit loops stuck to his crazed face. It reminds me of The Shining, but in a satirical, Treehouse of Horror type of way.

  • They/Them

    They/Them

    “I don’t have a condition, I’m just fucking gay!”

    This set up a decent premise (if this were still the ‘90s!), then ruined it with some very obvious twists/carnage. Nothing clever—it’s blunt, unrefined shit.

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  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★★

    Perfect. I love every shot, every choice—this goes places I didn’t expect and then veers off from those to even darker realms. The characters are really well developed and the crisis is allowed to develop with significant tension that builds to a dramatic climax. There is ample symbolism and plenty of really cool shots. There is a thoroughly gruesome eye-stabbing sequence—that eye stuff gets me every time, I should make a list. 

    This film (as were several of my previously…

  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    ★★★★

    “I make $31,000 a year and I have a home and I'm not about to throw it all away on some punk like you.”

    As a kid/teenager, I didn’t find the characters relatable, I hated the way it ended, and the whole scenario seemed dumb. I liked aspects of the film, but I didn’t understand the love that some people had for it. I think my biggest problem was that I mostly related to Ally Sheedy’s character, and her problems…