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  • Man of La Mancha
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  • Ghost Dad

  • Pontypool

    ★★★★

  • Hitman

    ★★

  • Wolf

    ★★½

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  • King Dong

    King Dong

    ★★★★★

    Back in 2013, I was a sophomore in college. I'd made friends with some folks living down the hall from me in what was then Aspen Dorm at Northern Arizona University. I'd had connections like this my freshman year, but these visits felt particularly special, since the people I'd made friends with were far more on my wavelength and didn't have other friends from rich families who'd whinge about how they only had three thousand dollars left in their bank…

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  • Ghost Dad

    Ghost Dad

    Cinematic Detox! Theme nineteen - a film with an average rating below 2.0 on letterboxd!

    ("This thing is probably a useless piece of shit, but trashing it has caused you to feel an alarming sense of satisfaction.")

    Twice now I've come to Sidney Poitier's directorial efforts and lambasted him for his inability to identify the correct tone and focus for his work. A great comedic actor like Gene Wilder struggles to make his routines sing under Poitier as the director…

  • Pontypool

    Pontypool

    ★★★★

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

    Cult Movie Challenge 2021! Week 43 - a zombie film! (Connie's pick!)

    Effective confluence of ideas makes Pontypool. Set almost entirely in the titular town's basement-bound radio station as a mysterious virus corrupts the residents into downright strange zombies and the skeleton crew scramble to make sense of what's going on, Bruce McDonald's film plays directly into the sensations most necessary for good horror to stab at your heart. The audio design herein places an excellent emphasis on the personal,…

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  • City Lights

    City Lights

    ★★★★½

    Film School Drop-Outs 2018! Week 2 Retro - The Silent Comedy!

    Having reflected for the better part of 24 hours before writing this review, I think the funniest thing about Charlie Chapin's Tramp are the moments when you aren't sure whether he's cottoned on or not. Take the spaghetti eating scene for instance, where his expression wavers between disbelief and satisfaction, culminating in a head turn and slow standing up with brows knit... only for it to turn out he's…

  • What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?

    What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?

    ½

    This thing is poorly made pseudo-science trash, and probably doesn't deserve a review consisting of anything beyond that statement, but I'm gonna write a few brief thoughts for coherency's sake.

    As with Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas, the framework here is not all bad. When they get down to discussing neurochemistry and how your brain is capable of inducing changes within your body without the need for outside stimuli, it's an oversimplified but basically correct take on what happens. They're effectively…