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  • The Fog

    The Fog

    ★★★★★

    97

    What a languid, haunting work. Remains near the top of John Carpenter's monumental filmography. So I figured it would be a good place to start for my Patreon commentary track series: Saturday Scares! For just a buck a month, you can listen to me and my ugly voice ramble on in hang-out horror sessions once a week leading up to Halloween. And this is the first! Hope you enjoy, and stay out of the fog!

    www.patreon.com/posts/41786187

  • Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused

    ★★★★★

    *Was a 90, now a 100*

    Rises up higher and higher in my Linklater rankings with every revisit. I adore how this is about the small interactions that nonetheless feel cosmic, and how the minutiae of high school life can be evoked with such poetry. Every moment feels like the cusp of the next big thing, but of what exactly? Or is it anything at all? The answer lies in the beer keg running out, with a half empty cup…

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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

    15

    Disney/Lucasfilm Headquarters. Int. Day.

    Rian Johnson: Oh, hey, JJ!

    JJ Abrams: Hi Rian, how's it going?

    RJ: Great! I just wanted to say that really enjoyed my time making The Last Jedi. It was so exciting to craft a personal film with Disney money. And everyone at Lucasfilm approved it right away because Episode 7 left me with a bunch of mystery-box ideas and set-up that wasn't going to lead anywhere. Who directed that one again?

    JJ: Me. I…

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★★

    92

    [Removed by admins.]

    Letterboxd didn't approve of my original review wishing for the return of The Basterds and the swift, brutal end of fascism in 2019 America so here's this:

    MOVIE GOOD.

    NAZIS BAD.