AlitaMcFly

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Psych and History @ Catholic U. Favorites are my last four 4+ star reviews.

Favorite films

  • The Secret Garden
  • Nobody
  • Dead Man Walking
  • Late Spring

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  • Who Killed Doc Robbin?

    ★★½

  • Blaze Starr Goes Nudist

    ★½

  • Curley

    ★★

  • Dead & Buried

    ★★★

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  • Bad Lieutenant

    Bad Lieutenant

    ★★★★★

    "She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick." (Flannery O'Connor)

    One of the most difficult truths of human existence is its diversity. For every birth, there is a funeral. For every miracle, there is a tragedy. To quote Martin Luther, "where God builds a church, the devil builds a chapel". It is this truth that leads many away from religion. How could a God that is all loving allow…

  • A Deadly Vision

    A Deadly Vision

    ★★★

    "Care to trip the light fantastic?"

    Wonderful TV movie starring Kristin Davis as a psychic and Matthew Settle as a detective tracking down a serial killer. Ellen Burstyn also appears in a supporting role as Davis' religious fanatic mother. While the plot is clear from a mile away and psychics solving crimes trope was played out even in 1997, "A Deadly Vision" still somehow manages to work like a charm. The reason is fairly clear. Davis, Settle, and Burstyn are…

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  • Who Killed Doc Robbin?

    Who Killed Doc Robbin?

    ★★½

    Somewhere In Between: Hal Roach Streamliner Retrospective

    The kids from Curley return to solve a murder. Yep. The town’s doctor Doc Robbin (George Zucco) has been killed and nurse Ann Loring (Virginia Grey) is the prime suspect. The kids do not believe Ann did it because they were at the doctor’s house right before Robbin was killed. The first half or so of the movie is a courtroom drama. The second half is a haunted house movie. I was very…

  • Blaze Starr Goes Nudist

    Blaze Starr Goes Nudist

    ★½

    Planned to write a long-form essay about "Blaze Starr Goes Nudist" but college got in the way. Kind of a ridiculous premise: a famous Burlesque star "discovers" nudity??? Perhaps a commentary on the controlled vs. uncontrolled versions of sexuality.

    30/100. Watched on SWV Download (Laptop; SD).

    Up Next: Who Killed Doc Robbin

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★½

    Everyone keeps telling me I have to see this film. But let me tell you:

    1. Where are the hyped turns by Pattinson and Defoe?

    2. Why is it in color?

    3. Why does it suck?

  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★★

    "When this thing gets up to 88 mph, you're gonna see some serious shit"

    Sometimes you just have to conquer the Oedipal complex to save your existence and the timeline of the universe, get a car and become a man. Zemeckis cooked up one of the finest blockbusters ever released to the silver screen. A film about the repetition and changes of time as well as Crispin Glover's incredible dance moves. A true masterpiece.

    "This is heavy"

    96/100. Watched at Hollywood Theater (7:30pm; $5).