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Screenings: Lemon (2017)

December 16th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 16, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 2.1 [DVD, Netflix] It’s theatrically stiff like a Laurie Anderson monologue, unsympathetic, laden with artifice, and unfunny. I guess I don’t understand how or why some films get made. https://boxd.it/mv8eP

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Screenings: Frontline – Divided States of America (2017)

December 10th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 10, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 8.0 [DVD, library] Nearly four hours of gut-wrenching historical recap, delineating a theory that attempts to explain America’s turn toward Trump and the populace’s abandonment of loyalty to establishment politics. Good journalism: it is clear from the outset that Obama can be viewed as the catalyst for […]

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Screenings: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

December 7th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 07, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 7.8 [blu-ray, Redbox] That kinda hilarious moment when Woody Harrelson’s Colonel goes dual-reference: shaving his bald head a la Brando’s Kurtz while surveying his domain from a balcony just like Kommandant Amon Goeth in SCHINDLER’S LIST. And shortly thereafter: a shot of the phrase APE-OCALYPSE NOW scrawled […]

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Screenings: Beach Rats (2017)

December 6th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 06, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 8.1 [blu-ray, Netflix] This seems cut from the same idea-cloth as MOONLIGHT, communicating the same painful yearning and offering no pat resolution aside from providing a glimmer of optimism for the main character’s future. Most of the action in the film takes place at night, and the […]

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Screenings: The Exception (2016)

December 6th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 06, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 5.0 [blu-ray, Netflix] So, this makes the second A24 film I’m aware of where Christopher Plummer plays a Nazi-era German. He’s great as Kaiser Wilhelm, but he’s rarely less than great. The Nazi mole-hunt plot gets diluted by the romantic hi-jinx between the beautiful Lily James and […]

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Screenings: The Corn Is Green (1979)

December 5th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 05, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 5.5 [DVD, library] Stagey, late-period Hepburn. https://boxd.it/mcVqd

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Screenings: Six and a Half (2008)

December 4th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 04, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 5.5 [blu-ray, Netflix] Pretty good for a student film, if that is what this is. Best approached with extreme empathy for the mindset of a young girl beginning to develop her reasoning skills by trial & error. https://boxd.it/mbmEx

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Screenings: The Bad Batch (2016)

December 4th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 04, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 6.5 [blu-ray, Netflix] This is one crazy, dark, fucked-up dystopian trip – kind of like Mad Max in Texas with golf carts. And with cannibals, and with a cult led by Keanu Reeves calling himself The Dream (his concubines wear t-shirts proclaiming “The Dream Is Inside Me,” […]

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Screenings: The Paleface (1922)

November 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

watched Nov 23, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 6.6 [DVD] Totally non-PC by today’s overzealous standards, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from cracking up at title cards with quips such as “A rival tribe of savages who went broke playing strip poker.” https://boxd.it/lQSht

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Screenings: The Scarecrow (1920)

November 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

watched Nov 23, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 7.8 [DVD] Non-stop hilarious gags. That dinner table ballet was tops, but I laughed for the duration. Add some crazy intertitles (“She was a member of the dancers’ union and couldn’t stop until the whistle blew.”), a lug nut wedding ring, and a dog that climbs […]

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