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  • The Long Goodbye
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Taxi Driver
  • Disco Godfather

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  • Desperately Seeking Susan

    ★★★★★

  • Caddyshack

    ★★★★

  • The King of Comedy

    ★★★★★

  • Inherit the Wind

    ★★★½

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  • Assholes

    Assholes

    This some repugnant shit.

  • The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons

    ★★★★

    Alda moved into the director’s chair for his next big-screen effort, spending the ‘80s making the kind of lightly romantic comedy/dramas that had become Woody Allen’s stock-in-trade. This is one of the best, and most ambitious, with Alda and Carol Burnett as one of three couples who, as longtime friends, take a vacation together once every few months (hence the title). The chemistry between the couples is credible – you believe these relationships, particularly when one of them comes to…

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  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    “Don’t Look Up” fails miserably as satire because satire requires some degree of comic exaggeration and ironic incongruity. However, the response to the existential threat of COVID was impossible to satirize because no fiction could be more ghastly and ridiculous than our reality. And everyone in McKay’s film acts exactly as we expect them to, from the second they appear onscreen, so every single target is hit in the most obvious, broad, predictable manner possible. It doesn’t have anything meaningful to say about the human condition because there aren’t any humans in it – just caricatures.

    FULL REVIEW: theplaylist.net/dont-look-up-review-a-smug-glib-miscalculation-from-adam-mckay-20211207/

  • Joker

    Joker

    My favorite thing is how they introduce his diary but *don’t* have him voice-over from it, as if THAT was the thing that would make us all notice they were ripping off TAXI DRIVER.

    Anyhoo I fucking loathed it, and not because it’s particularly provocative or irresponsible; it’s too stupid to be. It’s just a dipshit lunkhead bro’s idea of how to make an Extremely Serious Movie. That score!