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  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • The Cramps: Live at Napa State Mental Hospital
  • Love Streams
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    ★★★

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    ★★★★½

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  • Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!

    Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!

    A wry, loving tribute to 50s monster movies and 80s horror that transcends mere pastiche or drowning in irony by conjuring its own no-fi regional charm. The riverbeast is cool, but this really shines in the way it depicts a small community full of (mostly) well-intentioned kooks. I love all the characters and the attention paid to small details and traits, but my absolute favorite was Pamela, the pop-and-locking, kitty-litter-touting vagabond. And I love Farley's character of Neil the same…

  • Static

    Static

    Oddball 90s independent feature about a boy on a quest for, per Peter Godwin's 1982 synthpop banger, "Images of Heaven". Reminiscent of films like Michael Almereyda's "Twister" and Trent Harris' "Rubin & Ed" in its goofy yet sincere Americana poetry and warm colors. Interesting subset of films made in the 90s that strike this peculiar yet welcoming tone. It would be fun to program a series when we're allowed in the cinema again :)

    Keith Gordon is adorable in the lead…