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  • The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy


    My heart tells me I should be rating this even higher. Beautiful, bizarre, completely unique, and filled front to back with ultra-memorable scenes. I might write a deeper review soon. Very glad I gave this another watch.

  • Rushmore



    despite some occasional rough editing throughout the film, the third act is so strong that even grading this on a curve against the rest of Wes Anderson’s oeuvre, four stars feels dangerously low. extremely fun and touching, elevated by Anderson’s penchant for leaning heavily on his art departments, the only big takeaway is how much tighter his dialogue pacing and camera movements will get over time.

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi


    "Where are you from?"
    "Nobody is from nowhere."
    "Yeah, that's pretty much nowhere."

    No specific spoilers relating characters' fates or major story details.

    Best Scene

    Luke and Rey in the tree. Followed closely by Rey and the mirrors.


    -Kylo Ren/Adam Driver: The first truly interesting character development in any of Disney's Star Wars films comes in the form of Kylo Ren. I think it was an accident, but someone must have mistakenly written a complex character with…

  • The Houses October Built

    The Houses October Built

    Very admirably, this movie manages to accurately reflect real "haunted houses" both in terms of budget as well as ability to scare.

    The worst writing, the worst editing, the *worst* cinematography, the worst dialogue, and an unbelievably disappointing complete lack of any gore or special effects whatsoever. Mind-numbingly boring, and constantly ruining its own poor momentum with head-scratching cuts to scenes that add nothing to the movie.