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  • The Ghost and the Darkness
  • Magnolia
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Escape from New York

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  • Best in Show

    ★★★★½

  • The Princess Bride

    ★★★★★

  • Smile

    ★★★½

  • The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!

    ★★★★★

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  • They Live

    They Live

    ★★★★★

    "You have two guns. You're not sorry, you're in control."

    I'm going to think about that line after every execution by a police officer or other abuse of power by those in power in which they follow it up with some impotent apology.

    I've seen this film interpreted in any number of ways, and it's almost ambiguous enough in Carpenter's presentation to allow it, but not if you're paying attention to literally any other part of the movie outside the…

  • Burning Bush

    Burning Bush

    ★★★★

    "Isn't that what sets us apart from animals? That we can rise above the 'survival instinct'"

    "Man is just an animal. He only cares about himself and his young. In the end, he will do what he is told."

    This HBO Europe miniseries (or 4+ hour film) is a journalist/legal docudrama in the vein of Spotlight or All the President's Men. It chronicles the true story of Jan Palach's self-immolation in protest of the Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia and the…

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  • Best in Show

    Best in Show

    ★★★★½

    "And to think, in some countries these dogs are eaten."

  • The Princess Bride

    The Princess Bride

    ★★★★★

    An absolutely perfect film.

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  • Cinema Twain

    Cinema Twain

    ★★★★★

    This is my experience seeing Val Kilmer’s “Citizen Twain” live in April of 2013 at the Wyly theater. It was, or was very close to, the last live performance Val gave before the first signs of what would later be revealed as the cancer that took his voice away.

    For those of you who don’t know, I’m the biggest Val Kilmer fan out there. I own his entire filmography on DVD. Val Kilmer has been my hero since I was…

  • Val

    Val

    ★★★★★

    I’m the biggest Val Kilmer fan in the whole world and I’m in this for about 2 seconds. I almost cried in the theater over getting to be included in the smallest of ways in the telling of my hero’s story. I jumped out of my seat when I saw myself onscreen. I wish they’d included the whole scene because it’s one of the highlights of my life. As probably the only dork who’s ever seen every film he’s been…