Favorite films

  • Last Summer
  • Nashville
  • The Dreamlife of Angels
  • The Thing

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  • Not Okay

    ★★½

  • Mission to Mars

    ★★★

  • Sharp Stick

    ★½

  • Nocebo

    ★★

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  • Heathers

    Heathers

    ★★★★★

    Was so appalled by Heathers: The Musical that I felt obliged to immediately revisit the beloved original so as to purge remnants of that abomination from my synapses. Seen a zillion times, though apparently not recently such that I was dismayed to discover my physical media was afflicted by disc rot -- time for a new copy. Clearly the quintessential mean girls film, whose influence is evident in pretty much every noteworthy teen comedy in its wake (chuckled at a…

  • Nashville

    Nashville

    ★★★★★

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

    The masterful shot of the solitary ripple gently rolling through the Stars and Stripes is a stunner, but the shot of Barbara Harris patiently lounging on the stage floor while a near-giddy Gwen Welles sways in the background deserves plaudits too.

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  • Lone Survivor

    Lone Survivor

    ★★

    Taliban fighters are ignominiously dispatched in gloriously juicy splatters; our protagonist's comrades valiantly fall in majestic slow-motion. All that's missing are insert shots of awed, teary-eyed observers. Hooyah.

  • In Fabric

    In Fabric

    ★★★½

    Second viewing; no change -- this seems endlessly rewatchable to me; I'm already eagerly anticipating the inclusion of the Dentley & Soper TV advertisement -- which doesn't quite reach the heights (or irresistible earworm properties) of Halloween III Silver Shamrock jingle, but features the singularly mesmerizing image of the beckoning salesladies enticing (luring?) us -- as an extra feature on a Blu-Ray release that can be played in a loop. Although this film has been described in some circles as a…