Angel's Egg (1985)

A disturbing, artsy 80s anime about a girl walking around with an egg. What more could you ask for?



The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

Not as consistently good as The Lego Movie, but a still a lot better than it has any right to be.



Watchmen The Movie (2009)

I can't believe that someone could read Watchmen what must have been dozens or hundreds of times and still completely miss the point. The original comic book is a lot of things, but it's not subtle about the super heroes being pathetic and unheroic. It's like if someone made a detailed film adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, and the entire focus was on sewing costumes for school plays.



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Faraway, So Close (1993)

I really wanted to like this because I liked the first one so much. But, really, it's unfocused, dumb, ruins all the characters, and the plot is that they're preventing Germans from watching porn?



Trainspotting (1996)

The city I live in is crowded with heroin addicts and none of them look as cool or sexy as in this movie. And they're definitely not jacked like the one guy is. And they never wear sexy short-sleeved clothing because they want to hide their track marks. And they don't have sexy haircuts, or haircuts at all. Instead of cool music and fun and thrills, a more realistic movie would feature a scar-covered homeless person with tangled hair locking himself in a smelly public bathroom stall for most of the day, because that way no one will disturb his high. Probably the most unrealistic thing about this movie is a heroin addict being disgusted with a filthy public toilet.


I'd probably be willing to forgive that if the movie was really good, but it's just another failure of a 90s Tarantino rip-off, that only barely gets by on visuals



The Usual Suspects (1995)

Meh