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  • Frankenstein
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Son of Frankenstein
  • Young Frankenstein

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  • Tokyo Godfathers

    ★★★★★

  • Pink Flamingos

    ★★★

  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    ★★★★

  • Speed

    ★★★

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  • Tokyo Godfathers

    Tokyo Godfathers

    ★★★★★

    Perfect movie. I've seen it so many times now and now I cry at the end when Hana catches the baby and the final miraculous coincidence of the night occurs. I love her, I love this movie, more each time.

    I watched the new English dub from 2020 this time, the one with a trans woman voice actress for Hana (Shakina Nayfack), and that might have something to do with my compounded emotional investment this time around. The original Japanese…

  • Pink Flamingos

    Pink Flamingos

    ★★★

    honestly the hardest part to watch may have been the scene where Divine and Crackers are licking everything in the house because my own tongue got horrific, second-hand sensory-bads just watching them lap at all those awful Textures

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  • Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde

    Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde

    ★★★★

    Oh, oh, oh my fucking god.

    Let's talk about Martine Beswick. Let's talk about the first transformation sequence, in which Dr. Jekyll swallows his brilliant new hormone cocktail and is suddenly, swiftly, and totally transformed into the female persona of Sister Hyde. Her self-realization is gradual and you can trace every inch of it on her face as it appears; Beswick's performance is loaded with the smallest of smallest physiognomic tics. Everything about her is carried so carefully and deliberately,…

  • Disney Channel's Theme: A History Mystery

    Disney Channel's Theme: A History Mystery

    ★★★★

    Kevin Perjurer's internal conflict over whether his work constitutes the filmmaking of a documentarian as opposed to the "content creation" of a "YouTuber" gradually comes into focus in his latest work, a surprisingly rich and heartfelt depiction of the noir-style research required to answer a seemingly simple question: who wrote the four-note theme song to the Disney Channel intertitles and bumpers that premiered in 2002? Not just what was his name, but who was he? And why does it matter?…