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  • Grumpy Old Men

    Grumpy Old Men

    ★½

    A sour film about sour people, disguised as a "charming" "romantic" "comedy" about the foibles of aging. Complete with Manic Pixie Dream Widow!

  • Ticks

    Ticks

    Alfonso Ribeiro makes his entrance wearing a backwards baseball cap, sunglasses, and fingerless leather gloves, clutching a basketball and brandishing a switchblade. When, later on, he hears gunshots in the middle of the woods, he says aloud to no one, "Sounds like home, except for the choppers." Oh, did I mention his character is named Panic?

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  • Ruby Sparks

    Ruby Sparks

    ★★★★½

    I've written ten screenplays and several short films. The most widely read script of mine has been read by about half-a-dozen people, but I still consider myself a writer first and foremost. As you're writing, your work is solely yours. Once you've finished, it remains yours. But as soon as you release it into the world, as soon as you share it with one friend or colleague, that changes. It doesn't belong to you anymore. Sure, if your work is…

  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    ★★★★★

    A lot of people seem to be backing away from Donnie Darko nowadays, distancing themselves from it like it's a particularly painful memory, an unwelcome flashback to their high school days. Well, maybe so. But don't blame that on the movie. I'm not going to give it credit for profundity that it doesn't have, except that it kind of does. A mysterious puzzle of a film, but pleasingly straightforward about its oddness. Gyllenhaal, Barrymore, and Swayze doing the best work of their careers.