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The Comedy (2012) May 31st, 2021

The Comedy isn’t easy to watch. Its unconventional narrative structure necessitates attentiveness, as important story elements are implied rather than conveyed through traditional exposition and are instead suggested through the strength of its performers. Keeping that in mind, I’ll sum-up the film as best I can. The Comedy examines the depressing life of an unambitious … Continue Reading The Comedy (2012) May 31st, 2021

Tickled (2016) May 2nd, 2021

This might make you uncomfortable, but tickling probably has an evolutionary advantage. Maybe it’s related to shivering? Maybe a common ancestor survived longer because they were better suited to avoid danger than their non-ticklish kin? I don’t know, but evolution doesn’t lie, we’re ticklish for a reason. Tickled isn’t really a documentary about the evolution … Continue Reading Tickled (2016) May 2nd, 2021

The Fellowship of the Ring (1991) April 18th, 2021

Facebook is a social and mental cancer; its algorithms designed to manipulate users’ emotions to maximize screen time and exposure to paid advertisements. Most of the time the algorithms prey on the low-hanging-fruit of fear and prejudice to keep people glued to their screens. But sometimes you’re ‘lucky’ and Facebook serves its most useful function, … Continue Reading The Fellowship of the Ring (1991) April 18th, 2021

Matinee (1993) March 29, 2021

In October 2020, in the middle of our super-sized pandemic induced horror movie marathon, we watched William Castle’s The Tingler. It was my first exposure to Castle’s wonderful gimmickry and I enjoyed it even without experiencing Percepto first hand. Cut to months later and I’m learning Joe Dante directed a movie inspired by Castle and … Continue Reading Matinee (1993) March 29, 2021

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