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  • Uncut Gems
  • Miami Vice
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • Showgirls

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  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    ★★★★★

  • Terror Toons

    ★★★

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    ★★★★½

  • Strange Frame: Love & Sax

    ★★★★

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  • R.E.M. Road Movie

    R.E.M. Road Movie

    ★★★★★

    I   L O V E   Y O U

    R.E.M.—aka my absolute favorite band of all time, ever—just released a 25th-anniversary deluxe remastered edition of 1994’s excellent Monster. The reissue has given me a much deeper appreciation of a record I’d always underrated—not exactly an easy listen, to be sure, but it’s still some of their best and most strangely beautiful work. In that spirit, I figured I’d finally give this overlooked nugget from the Monster-adjacent era (a major contender for the band’s…

  • Bad Boys II

    Bad Boys II

    ★★★★★

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

    “I’ve got so much brass up my ass, I could be playing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’”

    For better or for worse, Michael Bay is the most American filmmaker in cinema history. His movies are the audiovisual equivalent of shotgunning a six-pack of Mountain Dew while stockpiling guns atop the Washington Monument. And like America itself, they’re rife with contradictions: Two Black cops disrupt a KKK rally only to eventually find themselves forced to enlist the help of a jailed Klansman. The…

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  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    ★★★★★

    [Screened @ The Underground at Central Penn College with introduction/opening presentation by Leslie Heimbaugh]

    “Wait—I feel like I learned something. Which would be great if I wasn’t dead!”

    I’ve seen this innumerable times and somehow never noticed until now the bit near the end where Neil picks up a single Gideon-coin and puts it in his mouth. Wright, you sneaky sonofabitch!

    Anyway, yeah, good picture! Lmao forever at everyone who thinks Edgar Wright is a bad director and this is…

  • Terror Toons

    Terror Toons

    ★★★

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

    Written by
    B.L. ZEBUB
    Produced by 
    LOU SIFFER
    Directed by
    THE DEVIL

    Absolutely hate when my friends’ strip ouija board game is repeatedly interrupted by a homicidal “cartoon” scientist and his mutant ape sidekick who escape from a Satanic DVD and rip out my porn star sister’s spine and use her as a human ventriloquist dummy before dragging me down to Hell and also I should mention that in this scenario my mom is a drag queen and everything looks…

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  • Flight of the Conchords: Live in London

    Flight of the Conchords: Live in London

    ★★★★★

    🎶 They used to be slayin’ and slayin’ and slayin’, and now they’re gayin’ and gayin’ and gayin’

    All my love and respect to queer icons Stana and Anats.

  • Crazed Fruit

    Crazed Fruit

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    Oh for Christ’s sake who gives a shit

    Real fuck them kids! type of movie. 85 straight minutes of two stupid horny loser simp bros (literally, they’re brothers) puffing their chests and tryna score with the chicks (well, technically just the chick) for the sake of social clout with the boys. This is the kind of insipid tale of Young Male Angst™ for which my patience has worn down almost entirely. (I’ve seen it compared to Rebel Without a Cause,…