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  • Do the Right Thing
  • Born in Flames
  • Ganja & Hess
  • Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

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  • Xanadu

    ★★★★

  • The Last Days of Disco

    ★★★★★

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    ★★★★½

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  • Tampopo

    Tampopo

    ★★★★★

    Tampopo is not the protagonist. Gōro is not the protagonist. The ramen is the protagonist.

    There it is, my deep thought for the day. You’re welcome.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    Yeah, I dunno, something about the saga of a necrotic misogynist dictator clinging desperately to power until everything is taken away from him just felt like the exact thing to watch.

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

    Exciting. Sweet. Unexpectedly devastating on several occasions.

    Soooo... we are getting live-action Miles Morales when, exactly??

  • Children of the Corn

    Children of the Corn

    ★★★

    Bride of Hooptober Chapter One: A Kernel of a Good Thing

    "Don't ever show up in my emergency room, buddy!"

    The year before last, I inadvertently started a personal tradition of opening my Hooptober viewing with a Stephen King adaptation. When I watched Carrie first, that was by chance. Last year, when I watched The Shining first, I just happened to be psyched to see it at long last. But now I kind of feel like I should kick things…

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  • The Descent

    The Descent

    ★★★★½

    The Sixth Hoop-tober Sense Chapter Two: OH GODDAMMIT

    Previously, devastating high school carnage. And now:

    "I wanted us to claim this place. Name it."

    Scariest movie I've seen in a long time: perfectly paced, serious-minded explorer horror with a bleak, dark heart and characters well worth caring about, even the couple of them who are being hideously stupid right from the jump. Honestly, this might be even more unbearably intense without the external monsters: by the time those hairless nasties…

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★½

    FUUUUuuuuuu

    Hooptober 5.0 #3 (fulfills Hooper requirement, of course)

    I didn't sleep the night I watched this. It got way under my skin and made a home there. Not sure any horror movie has ever done that before.

    I really hope the driver of the first truck got away.