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  • She-Devils on Wheels

    She-Devils on Wheels

    ★★★

    There once was a gang called the Man-Eaters /
    They rode on one- and two-seaters /
    It's easy to tell, they liked to raise hell /
    and in cutting off heads they're the leaders

  • Fast and Furry-ous

    Fast and Furry-ous

    ★★★★★

    Whos that.

    Thats the Road Runner, fastest bird in the world they say. I figure hes at least the fastest in these parts. Hes got a speed so quick you cant really take its measure.

    Whos that mangy feller chasin after him.

    Thats The Coyote. Some people think hes tryin to eat the bird, but Ive always believed hes just chasin him on account of hes runnin. The Runner'll always run, so The Coyote'll always be chasin him.

    Thats a nice thought.

    I dont know if its nice, but its a thought.

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  • The Fifth Element

    The Fifth Element

    ★★★★½

    Virtually every shot looks like something out of a comic book, a classy European one by Moebius someone like that, without too much dialogue. And I'm finally mature enough to appreciate Chris Tucker.

  • Car of Tomorrow

    Car of Tomorrow

    ★★★★

    I love all these Tex Avery mechanical gagfests, but this one for whatever reason seems to lean especially hard on offensive tropes, proportionately speaking: I count two ethnic jokes (a car with a convertible teepee and a rickshawmobile) and two jokes about how women don't know how to drive, which I have to admit I kind of forgot used to be an actual stereotype. I saw someone else on here also cites the mother-in-law gag as offensive but I don't think I'm ready to go that far -- and usually I can't go far enough where my mother-in-law is concerned!

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  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★★

    When I was 17 or 18 I was eating lunch at this place called New York Subs (now closed) and I ordered my sandwich and sat down in front of this man (who I later learned was my parents' dentist, incidentally) who was by himself waiting on his food. When the waitress came by to bring him his order, I heard her ask him about the crossword puzzle he was doing. "Yeah, I find it's a lot easier to do…

  • Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th

    ★★★½

    "Strip Monopoly" might sound like a fun game but I can think of several problems with this mode of play. For one, this notion that players are to strip "instead of paying rent" - um, doesn't that negate Monopoly's entire in-game economy? Here's just one hypothetical scenario that shows the cracks in paying rent by stripping: Let's say I invest all of my money in building hotels on the orange properties (St. James Place, New York Avenue, and Tennessee Avenue,…