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Reefer Madness (1936) — A Rifftrax Live event

20 Aug

Oh maaaaan. I am having the moooost violent craving for Cool Ranch Doritos, like, ever.

It’s completely impossible to review a movie watched at a Rifftrax event in any kind of meaningful manner. By virtue of being a Rifftrax experience, you know the film is a total piece of crap. But a crappy movie does not always a successful Riff make. The real question is always: Will this work? For “Reefer Madness,” I thought it did. Continue reading

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

20 Aug

Good thing you don't have to count calories in a visual feast.

Sumptuous. Luminous. Stunning. It is pointless to attempt any discussion of Hayao Miyazaki’s “Howl’s Moving Castle” without paying well-deserved homage to the sheer beauty of the film. Lucky for us, there’s more than simple surface value to this multi-layered fairy tale. Continue reading