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  • The King of Comedy

    ★★★★★

  • Barbed Wire Dolls

    ★★★½

  • Firestarter

    ★★

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  • The King of Comedy

    The King of Comedy

    ★★★★★

    Funny one day, but I think there's another layer to The King of Comedy that turns it into something scary on the next. But that's all something lying within the premise of the film: a deluded man who desires fame more than anything else, and even then it's also about the circumstances that lead into the creation of a character like Rupert Pupkin. There's no denying that Robert De Niro's performance of the character is both funny and terrifying in…

  • Firestarter

    Firestarter

    ★★

    Pretty telling how a separate adaptation of Stephen King's brilliant novel seems to have more interest in taking its influence from the original film adaptation, rather than the text itself that'd been laid out on page. That's arguably the worst thing that Firestarter really does, because the moments which center on Charlie in the opening section only seem to be directed like an elongated Stranger Things episode rather than as something with its own distinct identity. But stuff doesn't really…

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