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  • Half Baked

    Half Baked

    ★★

    Now I know why so many w33d stores are called "Mr. Nice Guy" out here in the PNW SMH

    Was not expecting a full blown Dead Presidents parody in a stoner comedy from Happy Madison director Tamra Davis, but here we are.

  • The Best of Times

    The Best of Times

    A Hollyweird Degrassi starring babies Crispin Glover, Nicholas Coppola, and Jill Schoelen? Sign me up! A high school sitcom with a canned laugh track and corny songs about doing chores that occasionally delves into more serious subject matter like enlisting in the military or generational strife, The Best of Times, hits too broad and corny to work as a comedy and too treacly monologue earnest to provide actual insight into youth culture. But what star power! I want to live in an alternate reality where this cast took off early instead of the Fast Times crew.

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★

    Took me half a week to finally log a review for this remake 'cause it's so exhausting. Luca G's Suspiria is kind of a mess that tries to do way too much without really hitting any mark over a bloated span of nearly three hours. I dug the oppressive cold restrained vibe and authentic feeling '70s aesthetic from the fashions to striking locations to the camerawork full of zooms and sustained takes. Most of the movie nails a sort of…

  • The Driller Killer

    The Driller Killer

    Some gems from Abel Ferrara on the Arrow blu-ray commentary track:

    He wants to direct a Jekyll and Hyde movie starring Forest Whitaker and 50 Cent?? "It would be Forest changing into 50. No one has ever done that movie. . . yet."

    "Put the Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes in this package."

    "Union Square. Andy Warhol would watch us out of a window."

    A homeless man cleans a car windshield: "This was pre-Giuliani New York. These guys…