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  • Stalker
  • Chinatown
  • Harakiri
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

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  • An American Werewolf in London

    ★★★★½

  • Elvis

    ★★½

  • Joker

    ★★½

  • Nope

    ★★★½

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  • An American Werewolf in London

    An American Werewolf in London

    ★★★★½

    “Keep off the moors,” I chuckle nervously to myself as I prepare for my own trip where I will spend a couple weeks hiking (very much on) the moors and recuperating in London. Will keep my eyes and ears peeled for pentagrams and strange howls.

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★½

    Baz Luhrmann, ever the showman, attempts to dazzle your ears and eyes for nearly three hours in the hope that you might forget you’re watching a sanitized biopic as bereft of depth or narrative cohesion as any. The standard “biopic” is less a genre than a structure, sliding elliptically across the formative events of a life, before being tidily contained by some frame or grand conclusion. They’re the greatest hits compilations of the film world, all the hits without any…

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  • A Christmas Story Live!

    A Christmas Story Live!

    ½

    “Hey what if we turned A Christmas Story into an extended Old Navy commercial? Like really *really* extended.”

    K.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    31 Days of Horror #19

    This was extremely my shit, which is why it bugs me a little that the narrative structure of the thing was a bit of a let down amidst all the absolutely amazing cinematography, sound design, and bits of sea-faring dialogue (including a monumental Melvillian monologue precipitated by an insult to one’s cooking skills). The rub is that the movie is about two men going mad together, but they both start out at like an 8…