Katie Rife
katierife
9/11/19
10:26 AM
23

Yeah. She doesn’t come off much better than Caroline. All in all, it just sounds like two self-absorbed young women making poor choices. I’m not sure what all the hype is about here.

8/29/19
12:01 PM
9

The Ghost in the Shell anime series once talked about a Stand Alone Complex. This was something that they defined as, "a copy without an original." This series came out in 2002, and here we are...

8/28/19
6:24 PM
50

“the town also recently renamed “an unmarked dirt roadway” near the ball “Weird Alley,” which is just delightful”

Someone worked hard to make that happen and I’m proud of them. 

7/29/19
9:07 PM
7

You can also update the Anne Francis part. Anne Francis was a part of the “Get Christy Love” discussion in Reservoir Dogs. Someone (Mr Orange, I believe) mistakenly thinks Anne Francis played Christy Love, but he is quickly reminded that Francis played Honey West. And Mr Pink rather humorously adds that “Anne Francis

7/24/19
11:24 AM
68

This is a great review, Katie. I’m even more psyched to see this than I was previously.

7/24/19
10:33 AM
14

“But though Menke’s assistant, Fred Raskin, stumbled with Django Unchained, he comes into his own with Once Upon A Time”

7/24/19
10:30 AM
16

I’ve been looking forward to this. Lately I’m burned out on sci-fi/superhero movies. Don’t worry...that won’t last! But have been wanting something different.

7/9/19
10:13 PM
4

I ❤️ Katie!! I read your post, then watched. Glad I got to see this with a fresh perspective and no spoilers. Would not have known about the doc w/out your post. Gracias.

7/9/19
3:57 PM
25

After reading the comments, I feel like this review needs to link to a “Spoiler Space” post where people can discuss the “new context” this documentary provides in detail so people stop getting hung up on why you didn’t lay out the entire documentary in this review. I’m glad you didn’t spoil it though... it seems like

7/9/19
3:03 PM
13

“Also, it’s not sexist that I think that manipulative hussy wanted to kill the poor boy all along. Just look at her smug bitch face!”

7/9/19
2:30 PM
24

ITT: I can’t believe you didn’t totally spoil a documentary in a pre-release review.

7/9/19
1:34 PM
87

Whatever arguments the doc makes could probably be explained in a paragraph or two, but doing so would mean you have no reason to watch the thing. This reviewer is being loyal to the filmmakers by telling you that it “makes some really good points” without elaborating on those points at all.

7/8/19
3:49 PM
17

What’s not to love? De Palma is having a blast with the camera, the performances are a ton of fun (Gerrit Graham is so great as Beef), and most of all, Paul Williams songs are top notch. One of my all time favorite soundtracks and movies. It’s just fun.

6/20/19
8:47 AM
24

Really solid list overall. Some great movies on here, including Under the Silver Lake which I watched last weekend and I’m still deciding if I like or not. I think it was good? Maybe that’s the point.

5/29/19
9:22 AM
12

It’s not strictly speaking a kaiju film, but I want to talk up a film that one of my favorite high school teachers once lent me. The title character is the giant statue of a samurai who comes to life to protect a small town from an evil warlord. It’s from 1966, but looks a bit younger.

5/28/19
5:16 PM
50

“You can’t just have two hours of kaiju slapping each other around like a gargantuan WWE highlights reel.”

5/22/19
7:32 PM
80

Pulp Fiction is teeming with terrific female parts too. And for all the pearl-clutching over the constant battering of Daisy in “The Hateful Eight”, it was still a meaty enough role to garner JJL critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination, which is more than what she’s been given throughout a bulk of her career (sadly)