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  • Singapore Sling
  • Edmond
  • Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby
  • What Have I Done to Deserve This?

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  • Halloween

    ★★★

  • The Longshots

    ★★★

  • The Nun

    ★★

  • Mail Order Murder: The Story Of W.A.V.E. Productions

    ★★★★★

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★

    I don't know... it's very clever fan service, but it's still just fan service.

    It seemed at first, with the podcast angle, that it was doing something current and worthwhile, but then that went away. Then it was a parade of recycled motifs and pat-me-on-the-back-please inversions of scenarios from the original film, all of which left me wondering if I was watching another unnecessary sequel or another unnecessary remake.

    Make new movies.

  • The Longshots

    The Longshots

    ★★★

    This movie by no means enriches film language or adds new techniques to narrative storytelling. In fact, it is a compendium of tropes from sports films that predated it. But it's a nice and heartfelt movie directed by Fred Durst. Who ever thought that would be a sentence?

    The movie is noteworthy, however, for being based on the true story of Jasmine Plummer, the first female player in the Pop Warner youth football league. Ice Cube plays an unemployed drunk…

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  • The Rules of Attraction

    The Rules of Attraction

    ★★★★

    In high school I read American Psycho, on the recommendation of a woman in Connecticut I met in an AOL chatroom when I was 13 and thought I was in love with. I was thrilled by the book for all the wrong reasons, knowing so little about affluence and the elements of the 1980's that it was satirizing, just enjoying the graphic descriptions of murder and the absurdity of chapters about Huey Lewis and such. I would later, after a…

  • Fear

    Fear

    ★★★½

    Mark Wahlberg never fingered me to climax on a rollercoaster so why was I even alive in the 90's?