PatrickRipoll

PatrickRipoll

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  • The Gate

    The Gate

    ★★★

    Food Bank Fundraiser Request from Jim L.

    How do you judge the success of a children's horror movie? It's a beloved cult classic, fondly remembered by pretty much everyone who caught it back then. If you look at the stepping stones children can take to horror, this is somewhere in between Gremlins and The Evil Dead, the violence has a little bite (all the stuff with the dog does a good job setting up some threat without any kids actually…

  • Swoon

    Swoon

    ★★★★

    Stepping outside of society and being proved right by the exceptional way the world treats you.

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  • Crooklyn

    Crooklyn

    ★★★★½

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

    In 35mm

    Almost hard to get past the ending which somehow treats Troy's childhood being cut prematurely short by her mother's death (while the rest of her siblings, all boys, are free to still run and play) as a moving passing of the torch, her entry into womanhood at age 10. It's especially disappointing because, by co-writing with his siblings and giving the POV over to his sister Joie (who gets top screenwriting credit), Spike mostly side-steps his women problems…

  • Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

    Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

    "These guys were outrageous!"
    *Cut to cartoon boobs*
    "You couldn't believe the places they would go."
    *Cut to cartoon boobs*
    "I mean, you had never seen anything like it!"
    *Cut to cartoon boobs"