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Quick-Thoughts: But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)

But I’m a Cheerleader has some of the driest humor that ever was; it became the equivalent of endlessly pouring sand down my throat, yet I laughed SO HARD throughout this entire movie. It’s an utterly shameless mockery of what the stereotypical Catholic/Christian perspective is of gays and lesbians—being that of an offensive and naive […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

In some ways, I agree with Letterboxder Demi Adejuyigbe in that “…it feels like your run of the mill Sunday afternoon TCM procedural…” However, in other ways, I also agree with Variety in that “Preminger purposely creates situations that flicker with uncertainty, that may be evaluated in different ways. Motives are mixed and dubious, and, […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

I don’t think I’ve been this off-put by a movie’s introduction of cutting in quite some time. There is seriously a carelessly jumpy amount of sequencing occurring in the opening of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; just when you think a scene has started it almost immediately ends to sheer abruptness, plunging exposition down our […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Steven Soderbergh’s The Limey (1999)

There are revenge thrillers out there that have reinvented the genre’s redundant premise to near opposite results such as Tarantino’s blood-infested Kill Bill, or Park Chan-wook’s cynically unapologetic Oldboy, but never have I seen a revenge flick quite as unordinary as Steven Soderbergh’s The Limey, for better or worse—but mostly for better. How do you […]

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Quick-Thoughts: The Safdie Brother’s Daddy Longlegs (2009)

Daddy Longlegs: a very customary “loving but irresponsible divorced dad takes care of his children for a couple weeks” chronicle that is clearly a personal project of the Safdie Brothers. As was The Pleasure of Being Robbed, the affect of its casually realistic and immovable plot sort of wears off the more it goes on, […]

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Quick-Thoughts: The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008)

yOu CAn’T jUst REverSe PaRK a caR seAmlESsly oN yOuR FiRSt trY! tHAt’s nOT FAiR! aND wHy dIdn’T thE PoLiCE oFficErS CLosE thEiR cAr DOOR? loL!  Wholesome yet principally shallow, there’s not much to say when it comes to Josh Safdie’s feature-length debut The Pleasure of Being Robbed. It is, however, comforting to just casually […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Luis Buñuel’s That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

Luis Buñuel Marathon Round 2 (V of V) Hello there. Welcome back to Animal Planet. If you look very closely, you’ll spot an original SIMP in his natural habitat. Blimey!  In every ensuing scene, the actress who plays the supporting character, Conchita, alternates between Carole Bouquet and Ángela Molina. Buñuel purposely does this to disclose […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Luis Buñuel’s Tristana (1970)

Luis Buñuel Marathon Round 2 (IV of V) Luis Buñuel, back at it again with writing about perverted old men.  Tristana is another Buñuel piece centered on Catherine Deneuve’s character having an affair, but on the upside, she’s actually cheating on a royal c***sucker of a husband. Don Lope is an old, rich fart that […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Luis Buñuel’s The Milky Way (1969)

Luis Buñuel Marathon Round 2 (III of V) *tRavELs thE MiLky WAy buT dOesN’t eVen fiNd MILK* Sure, the movie is heavily reliant on utilizing dialogue to whip up its concerns, but HOLY HELL are they infatuating to listen to. Luis Buñuel’s The Milky Way dexterously associates our present, involving two hobos on a quest […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Luis Buñuel’s Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)

Luis Buñuel Marathon Round 2 (II of V) Ay yo, props to Céléstine; I would’ve quit her chambermaid job on day one; that family is nuts! Perverts, rapists, sociopaths, pedophiles, neo-nazis, oh my!  While I was excessively bugged by its crappy passage of time and uncanny resemblance to parts of Viridiana, Diary of a Chambermaid […]