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Netflix Instant Review: Cry-Baby

18 Jun

I am a pretty decent John Waters fan.  I say “decent” as opposed to “avid” since I haven’t seen all of his movies.  I do count Female Trouble, however, as one of my all-time favorite films and have seen it dozens of times.  I’d also need two hands to count the number of times I’ve seen Pink Flamingos.  I can’t describe how ecstatic I was when, at twenty, I discovered that the shitty video store across the street from me had the (still) out-of-print Multiple Maniacs.

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The Netflix Instant Reviews: Don Juan DeMarco

13 Jun

There are a lot of people I blame for my potentially fatal case of early onset nihilistic romanticism: Lucy Maude Montgomery, Bill Cosby, my mom, Charlotte Brontë, Alex Haley, Anne Frank, Johnny Depp. So when I flipped through Netflix Instant View and saw Don Juan DeMarco, a movie I remember as HIGHLY sigh-inducing for me as an 11-year-old, I figured it would be good to eat a burrito to, get mad at, weep with, whatever. A reasonable way to pass the time, staring at Johnny Depp when he was still into just light pageantry and camp, when you could still see his perfectly-shaped nineties cheek bones and his eyes hadn’t deadened into cold dark dollar signs.

Honestly, I didn’t know if I would love it or hate, and then this happened:

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