Favorite films

  • The Invasion
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Lake Placid
  • Little Shop of Horrors

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  • The Hole

    ★★★½

  • Youth of the Beast

    ★★★★½

  • Escape in the Fog

    ★★★½

  • Pushover

    ★★★½

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  • A Beautiful Mind

    A Beautiful Mind

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    [no stars]
    Shocked to find not only do I remember almost every beat and moment from this -- the cadence of each line delivery, the shots, the music -- as one of the first movies I saw that was theoretically for adults, but also how fully and stunningly fraudulent the movie is on nearly every level. Crowe and Connelly rely on every ounce of Serious Acting and screen chemistry they can muster to keep the movie afloat, and yet every…

  • The Invasion

    The Invasion

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I end my Invasion journey thinking: hey, all of these are decent! There's definitely a moment 2/3 of the way through where the movie makes a sharp detour into the Hollywood ending, where there's a chase scene and some shooting, but I honestly didn't mind that too much either (the stuntwork is actually pretty impressive, and at least some genuine thought was put into how to make the sequence creepy and fit into the movie's overall vibe). Kidman finds the…

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  • Vampire's Kiss

    Vampire's Kiss

    ★★★★★

    Audio commentary by director Robert Bierman and actor Nicolas Cage.

    90 minutes of Bierman and Cage giggling in awe and confusion at what a ridiculous, ludicrous, insane movie they were able to get away with making, and it is glorious. Essential companion viewing to the film itself.

  • Year One

    Year One

    ½

    Jack Black eats a piece of shit in this movie. I don't think you need to know more.