Sea Lucas

Sea Lucas

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Warbling writer. Armchair occultist. Mellowing metalhead. Patio philosopher. Amateur alchemist. Dutiful herbalist. Film zealot.

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  • The Great Beauty

    The Great Beauty

    ★★★★½

    Decadence provides little inspiration for an aging novelist, but a fragile beauty emanates from threadbare bodies, steeped in retrospection and spiritual longing. Nostalgia is escapism for those who have no faith in the future; euphoria is a stimulating narcotic for those who write. The babbling demon of meaninglessness can only be exorcised through quiet contemplation. We seek truth from our literary giants, but things are too complex to be understood by one person, no matter how heavy their pen. Life is a stage upon which we craft illusions designed to fool ourselves and others, endlessly perfecting our parlor tricks until one day we vanish for real.

  • Buck Privates

    Buck Privates

    ★★★★

    This movie tells us that army life is the great leveler, an ordeal that makes men of boys. Pressed into service against their will, Bud and Lou show us that it is ok to remain a boy. Even when Bud is made temporary captain, Lou keeps him tethered to their specific brand of childlike anarchy, subverting all attempts to enforce military discipline. The more oppressive the lesson, the less likely our boys are to learn it. Stepping into the ring to box a stranger, Lou gives voice to the soldier’s most secret heart: “I don’t want to fight that guy. I ain’t even mad at him.”

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  • Leonard Part 6

    Leonard Part 6

    ½

    It's horrifying to contemplate that Leonard Part 6 is only the second-worst thing that Bill Cosby has ever done.

  • The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

    The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

    ½

    It's my own fault really. I got too cocky. I've seen a lot of bad movies in my time. I've laughed in the face of Pocket Ninjas. I've begged for an HD release of Cool As Ice. Earlier that same day, I had faced the incestuous horrors of White Fire with little more than a flinch and a whimper. I thought I was ready. I thought I could do it. Unfortunately, nothing could have prepared me for this. Now I…