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  • Accidental Love

    Accidental Love

    After seeing this, Russell's later more genteel & straightforward star-driven stuff makes more sense. With material this deeply funny and screwball left partially complete (kinda like CITIZEN RUTH by way of the late seasons of Veep), I'd have spent the next decade with my tail between my legs, too.

    Lots of folks bringing their A-games here, though the Manic Gyllenhaal performance shines brightest; I'm talking a OKJA/Sack Lunch Bunch/VELVET BUZZSAW-level commitment to the bit.

    Great analogy for healthcare in the post-Obama era: lots of ideas and promise slashed down by the demands of capital.

  • Experiment Alcatraz

    Experiment Alcatraz

    Poverty Row Ambien™

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    "...For there is a man inside me, and only when he's finally out, I can walk free of pain."
    -- Tobias Fünke

  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    Calling media "dated" as strictly a pejorative needs to stop. It implies that only contemporary works matter because they're about The Way We Live Now, ignoring the archival value of a cultural statement. Sure, there's a spectrum through which one can have this conversation, but it very often winds up as a dead-end. If there is a common complaint with Mann's work, it's that his attempts at staying in the vanguard of taste fossilize portions of his works in amber…