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  • Billy the Kid vs. Dracula

    Billy the Kid vs. Dracula

    ★★

    I love how Count Dracula goes by the name of Mr. Underhill to hide his true identity.

  • Detroit Rock City

    Detroit Rock City

    ★★★½

    Do you ever come across a film that seems so perfectly tailored towards a younger version of yourself that it almost scares you?

    Much of what I saw here is outright 5-star material. Four half-wits desperately trying to get their hands on KISS tickets is the greatest premise I could possibly think of. As a fan of the band, seeing all the characters in a literal ladies' room and then hearing Ladies' Room being played in the background was a…

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  • Slums of Beverly Hills

    Slums of Beverly Hills

    ★★★½

    This film has a single flaw. One substantial enough to actually tarnish an otherwise immaculate debut feature.

    A scene near the end of the film involves a clear-cut case of sexual harassment which never gets acknowledged as such. At one point, the victim even apologizes for what happened. The offender is then portrayed as a slightly quirky old family man as the film slowly slides into its happy ending.

    For me, all this leaves a large stain of discomfort on…

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I wonder: Did Krasinski or his two white male co-writers ever talk to a person who was actually pregnant? Or look it up on Wikipedia? The whole pregnancy story arc exists for the sole purpose of suspense and gore. Even the birth itself is left out, as are any effects on the mother's psyche and body.

    Speaking of Emily Blunt's character: Is she even a character? She's here to do emotional and domestic labour. All the while Mr. Husband goes…

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  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    ★½

    HIT HIM IN THE FACE AND STAY ON THE FUCKING TRAIN

  • Ishtar

    Ishtar

    ★★★★½

    How come this isn't widely regarded as a cult classic?