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  • Cube Zero

    Cube Zero


    I have closed the loop on the Cube franchise and I think they're all just shy of decent, nifty and bad in their own ways.

    It kills me that a series of films so dependent on a strong ensemble never nailed down that aspect. Cube, Cube 2: Hypercube, and Cube Zero are all bad acting marathons. It's not across the board, but it's the majority.

    The acid bath intro to Cube Zero is a goopy, frightful exhibition of high quality…

  • A Man Called Adam

    A Man Called Adam


    A Man Called Adam squares up against the idea that geniuses are assholes because they're geniuses and how that is somehow an inevitable and elusive law of nature, but it kind of fails to connect any substantial observations. It puts all of its stock into a writhing performance from Sammy Davis Jr., and while he is pretty good, it doesn't evoke much empathy. His plight is dependent upon the insistent dialogue. He's troubled, he's brilliant, he's tortured, he's great, he…

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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre


    This is the most convincing descent into Hell I've ever witnessed. Yes, I'm only just now getting to it. What's even more embarassing is that I saw the remake and the prequel to the remake in theaters when I was in high school. My ex-girlfriend loved horror so that's where I would take her to make out and half watch the gory whatever going on. So I was exposed enough to the story that I felt prepared for this. I…

  • The Great Escape

    The Great Escape


    I couldn't ask for a more rousing and reverent return to the theater than The Great Escape on 35mm at the New Beverly, and with a friend who hadn't seen it. It's my first big screen experience since March 10, 2020. I was excited for days, excited the morning of, exciting getting to my seat, but in no time at all I was simply watching The Great Escape again, squirming with the tension and rolling with the laughs. It's absorbing…