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  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★½

    COME AND SEE is a film that stares you in the eye and begs you not to look the other way.

    Many are referring to the story of a young boy joining resistance fighters in Belarus against the Nazis as the most horrifying or terrifying film of all time, and I believe these sensational claims may be a disservice to the film.

    As audience members we don’t see the off-screen actions of all the slaughter, torture, rape, and destruction. What…

  • Greener Grass

    Greener Grass

    ★★★★★

    On the surface, GREENER GRASS is an absurdist surrealist satire of an overly saturated suburban life that glows around the edges. Where every adult wears braces and drives a golf cart. And some individuals generously give away their baby at a soccer match and love their backyard so much they turn their pool water into popsicles.

    The feature film debut from stars / writers / directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe made me cry from laughter four times, and brought…

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  • The Program

    The Program

    EXT. FOOTBALL FIELD. DAY. 
    A roid raging football player in Misfits-esque horror makeup is sitting on the bench post victory and his tears of joy are creating a muddy mess on his face. 

    When dumb fun and social commentary on the corruption of college football meet on the gridiron, it just creates a muddy mess of a melodrama. 

    This would be funner if it was much dumber!



    P.S. The main character is on the poster 3 times. Is that a record?

  • Pretty Woman

    Pretty Woman

    ★★★½

    The Hollywood hooker with a heart of gold fairy tale premise is pretty ridiculous, but Julia Roberts is so ridiculously beautiful and effervescent that it’s easy to look past the film’s flaws.

    I think I’ve seen a little bit of a lot of Julia Robert’s films on cable TV, but this is one of the few I’ve seen all the way through.

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  • The Last Blockbuster

    The Last Blockbuster

    ★★★

    How many levels of irony can you find? After a few decades of putting mom and pop shops out of business, the last Blockbuster is run by a mom and her family in this doc now streaming on Netflix.

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★

    With the opening scene of  Charli XCX singing about thinking about boys playing over a slow-mo dance montage of frumpy business men’s bums and bulges in khakis, I could tell I was in for something special. 

    A few scenes later, after she leaves her first predator behind, and is chowing down on a ketchup dripping hot dog and staring down cat calling construction workers until they think she is the creep, I thought I knew where this gender flip on…