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  • Dead Ringers
  • Over the Garden Wall
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Frankenstein

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  • Scream

    ★★★½

  • No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★★

  • Trick 'r Treat

    ★★½

  • Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

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  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    ★★★★★

    In the upper echelon of cinema anecdotes are reports of Altman intentionally damaging film reels and audio tapes at the end of each shooting day, hoping to circumvent the studio inevitably withholding permission for similar effects work in post. It’s just as well that he did; the only thing harder to imagine than executive approval for such a technique is McCabe & Mrs. Miller existing in any other form. Altman dramatizes the idea of the American dream here via the fog…

  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

    ★★★★½

    The legend goes that, after watching Silence, Terrence Malick wrote a letter to Martin Scorsese asking “What does Christ require of us?” As a question prompted by the film, it was a good one, well-merited and existentially urgent. What does Christ require of us? Must we confess Him only in our hearts, or also in our words? What great deeds must we do to be worthy of Him? For someone like Malick, like myself, like countless others who take matters of…

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  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

    “You can’t see me?”
    “If I could see you, I wouldn’t be here.”

    The wilderness is a sad replacement for a son, and some vacant lot a poor substitute for a father.

  • Over the Garden Wall

    Over the Garden Wall

    ★★★★★

    “Midway upon this life’s journey
      I found myself within a forest dark,
      For the straightforward pathway had been lost.”

    In which you discover the loveliest lies are just the truth dressed up in a little song.

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  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★½

    the virgin amazing spider-man:
    - responsibility, no power
    - listens to phillip phillips unironically
    - shares diluted to 0.03%
    - probably racist
    - has never seen a girl

    the chad mcu spider-man:
    - power, no responsibility 
    - girls are fine but legos are better
    - can’t do anything w/o sugar daddy iron man
    - snap score hit 1m last week 
    - favorite movie is the lion king (2019), doesn’t know it’s a remake

    the thad raimi/maguire spider-man:
    - power & responsibility 
    - ironic dancing 
    - respectful to women but not a simp
    - relatable (can’t pay rent, occasionally emo)
    - reads poetry, Augustine, probably

  • School of Rock

    School of Rock

    ★★★½

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