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  • Safe Men

    Safe Men

    ★★★½

    Watched this after reading Dave Horwitz’s lovely review of this movie. I’m always inspired to watch people’s favorite movies when they’re able to write so much (and so passionately) about why they love it. Hard not to like it yourself at that point!

    And like it i did! It’s so quickly affable and feels brilliantly simple. I love a mistaken identity movie and the set up for this one is truly so solid. It’s funny that Zahn is playing much…

  • A Fish Called Wanda

    A Fish Called Wanda

    ★★★★½

    Have been wanting to rewatch this movie for a few years and I’m so glad I finally did. Near perfect. Didn’t realize how quietly influential it was to me. Kevin Kline is so obviously the standout star of this movie that it’s wild we didn’t get countless copies of this film and this type of character for the next few years. Everything he does is funny. Michael Palin and John Cleese and Jamie Lee Curtis are having some much fun here. Tom Georgeson plays a character named George Thomason and that is worth an extra entire star.

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★★

    Wonderful!! Such great chemistry between Samberg and Milioti, and they’re both very funny. As is a lot of the supporting cast! Would’ve gladly taken another hour of Conner O’Malley and Meredith Hagner gags. Pleasantly surprised to see the voice behind the yellow M&M make a live-action appearance here. Been eating those for a while, that’s my boy. Seeing him shine... feels like we all done come up.

    Cristin Milioti is beautiful and she has very beautiful big eyes. What is this,…

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    ★★★½

    “Moon River” is one of the best fucking songs ever made. I love that shit, and have since I was a kid. Feels like they knew how much it banged, ‘cause they used it way too often.

    The Mickey Rooney shit in this movie is absolutely ridiculous– I always assumed there would have been a “”reason”” in the story for them to have done it, but there truly is not. Could’ve just been a weird white neighbor. Mickey Rooney sat…

  • The Old Guard

    The Old Guard

    ★★½

    In a week, somebody will ask me if I watched “that Netflix movie The Old Guard” and I will confidently and without malice say “No, I don’t think I know what that is.”

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★

    Last Christmas I was high out of my mind hosting a party in my home and for reasons I do not remember or understand, my friends started jokingly chanting “Demi’s never seen Jaws.” This was not true. I was being framed. I pulled up my last Letterboxd logging to prove it– I saw Jaws sometime in September of 2013. Since that time, every time I hear about Jaws I think of that moment and then remember the now-forcibly-crucial memory of…

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★

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

    Good lord. My soul feels so thoroughly drained. Hard to use more words to describe this film besides "upsetting." A blunt, hot, southern Gothic exploitation film with all the subtlety of a, uh, chainsaw. Sharply turns from simply "weird" to "horrifying" and makes quick waste of its characters like target practice cans on a fence. I don't even remember if there was a score to the movie or if the sound was just alternating tracks of Marilyn Burns' exasperated screams…

  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    ★★★½

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

    Shocked at how quickly things start happening in this movie, especially since you still gotta wait for the second half before any of the really iconic or special imagery starts coming! Some truly grueling gore effects here, and some great scares. Also spent the entire movie going “ok when he gonna lose da arm” only to realize, okay that is not that one. Fine!

    I am at a drive-in watching this as a double feature with Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and…

  • Hairspray

    Hairspray

    ★★★½

    Certainly gets points for being weirder (and therefore, purposefully funnier) than the musical remake, but it's still got some of the racial misfires (not nearly as many though) and the characters don't feel as fulfilled to me. I don't care about Link Larkin or Corny Collins in this movie at all! Maybe that's the side effect of them casting actual stars in those roles for the musical, which is also why I think some of the edge has been taken…

  • Airplane!

    Airplane!

    ★★★½

    I like Leslie Nielsen!

  • Lovely & Amazing

    Lovely & Amazing

    ★★★½

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

    ok yes it makes sense that she was arrested for it but did I love seeing Catherine Keener flirt with Jake Gyllenhaal? yes. is it weird that lil baby Jake Gyllenhaal looks like a hot friend of mine in this movie? also yes! no more questions!

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★½

    I mean, what new comments could I have to make about The Thing? These creature effects are absolutely unparalleled. One of the best scripted and most tense horror-thrillers ever made. Carpenter is working the fuck out of those split-diopter shots. Funny that two of these characters are named “Windows” and “Mac,” huh? Sorry, not “funny.” What’s the word. “Notable.” No, not that either. It’s something!

    Was surprised this was a Morricone score, I think I’d always assumed it was Carpenter,…