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Member Since: Mar 22, 2007

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100 95% Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) - Mar 30, 2007
"So ineptly made, impassioned, and utterly crazy that it's beautiful to behold. Absolutely not to be missed"
91 90% Traffik (1989) - Jul 17, 2009
"I saw the US movie version first. I must say I admire what a fine job Mr. Soderbergh did of transplanting this story to another continent and reinventing the cast of characters, but I still find this to be a little better. Its length allows for more detail, the absence of stars lends verisimilitude, it's often rawer and ickier... and Lindsay Duncan is a much better actress than Catherine Zeta-Jones. Sexier, too."
100 95% Seryy Volk end Krasnaya Shapochka (1990) - Nov 05, 2009
"Simply outstanding from start to finish. Very creative and funny, and full of stolen characters and stolen music... which therefore ensures that you'll never see this, ever, in a real theater or on "real" video. A few judicious websearches will enable you to see it for free; would be worth most conceivable fees to see it"
100 95% Betty Boop's Ker-Choo (1933) - Sep 14, 2009
"Do we Boop? Oh fuck yeah we Boop. Dave Fleischer cartoons are much better than most of the toons produced today as it is, but this really hits the spot. Enormously funny and charming from start to finish"
100 95% Night of the Ghouls (1959) - Mar 31, 2007
"Very much in the Ed Wood tradition of being so bad it's priceless. Not to be missed"
90 86% Crac (1981) - Oct 11, 2008
"I remember seeing this when I was a kid; in adulthood, it took me forever to figure out what it was. By pure chance I wandered into a museum exhibit recently featuring Back's work, and I finally realized. A recent re-viewing of this animation shows it to be even better than I remembered"
40 23% Macario (1960) - May 11, 2009
"Handsomely photographed, but silly. This is yet another movie in which every character has to behave like an idiot so the plot can keep going. The late Philip Jose Farmer's novel _Stations of a Nightmare_ is a MUCH better story with basically the same plot -- "ordinary man suddenly and inexplicably becomes a great healer""
90 86% Tune in Tomorrow... (1990) - Oct 17, 2008
"Charmingly strange little movie about a young man chasing his sexy aunt, helped along the way (if "helped" is the right word) by an eccentric scriptwriter. Along the way we keep leaving the "real" storyline for interludes into the writer's deranged radio drama, which is studded with star cameos. A fun movie that also has something to say, and it's not what you might think. I don't think there's any other film quite like it"
100 95% Be Human (1936) - Sep 20, 2009
"A Betty Boop cartoon about how horrible it is to abuse animals... which therefore manages to convey the ugly truth of the matter while still, by virtue of being a cartoon, doesn't make it *too* hard to bear. I have been amused and heartwarmed by more than a few of these Boop toons; to be moved by one is something else quite again"
90 86% Betty Boop's Crazy Inventions (1933) - Sep 14, 2009
"Genuinely witty. Evidently no Betty Boop cartoon is complete without her performing a song, and not only is it a real charmer but it's seamlessly sewn (heh) into the plot. They don't make 'em like this anymore"