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  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    ★★★★

    TV Version. As a huge fan of this movie, fascinating. The cuts can be awkward, but the new scenes are all pretty good. There's more of peripheral figures like Nic Cage, Eric Stoltz and Anthony Edwards. Losing quite a lot of Phoebe Cates' material effects the balance of the film though. It's, oddly, a little less playful in this version.

    A worthwhile curio, and something I'll probably rewatch for the extra moments, but the original is obviously the definitive version.

    The original gets 5 stars. This gets 4.

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  • See the Sea

    See the Sea

    ★★★★★

    Regarde La Mer [See The Sea] exists in a strange place between short film and feature. At 51 minutes it is really neither one nor the other. Ozon's final short before embarking on Sitcom, his first feature, See The Sea is a supremely assured piece of work from a young director finding his voice.

    Hails plays a young English woman living by the sea in France with her baby daughter, her French husband away on business. One day a backpacker…

  • Battleship

    Battleship

    Battleshit. That's an abysmal joke, I'm sorry, but this flag waving fuckpile of a movie deserves no more creativity than that. Obnoxiously badly written, shot and acted, I'd like to assume it will be the worst film of 2012, but summer's just begun.