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Nov 11, 2016 ratzkywatzky commented on President Pence Is Happening.
My nightmare scenario is that Pence serves 8 years as a shadow president, then runs and gets elected, so: 16 years of President Pence.
Aug 22, 2016 ratzkywatzky commented on Food News: Boom Noodle Closes, Smith Tower Gets a Swanky New Bar, and Zaccagni's Moves Downtown.
If the Harvard Exit hadn't closed, I'll bet Marron could have stuck around a while longer. I haven't hade a recent to venture above the QFC on Broadway for two years.
Jul 8, 2016 ratzkywatzky commented on The Best Films We Failed to Write About in the First Half of 2016.
Except Kathy Fennessy *did* write about Mustang http://www.thestranger.com/film/feature/…

And several people wrote about Star Wars, including Charles.
Jun 23, 2016 ratzkywatzky commented on Music Journalist Issues Apology/Clarification for Sexist Profile of Sky Ferreira in LA Weekly.
I'm already seeing this posted all over Twitter by people who've never actually seen one of The Stranger's "New Column!" features before. Congratulations!
Actually it looks like commenter #1 may also never have read "New Column!" before.
Aug 31, 2015 ratzkywatzky commented on Orlando Bloom Has Other Things on His Mind in Joe Swanberg’s Most Star-Studded Film, Digging for Fire.
I felt like I'd seen this movie before. Maybe Mazursky did a variation on it?
Jul 21, 2015 ratzkywatzky commented on A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Is Basically a Live-Action Comic Strip About the Absurdity of Modern Life.
A thing about the movie that always made me laugh: the way the salesmen would back up any statement the other made with a "ya" or "nej." Like audible punctuation.
Jun 15, 2015 ratzkywatzky commented on Angst: Serial Killers Are So Uninteresting.
Charles is absolutely right about the music and the cinematography, but the *most* interesting thing about the movie is that the killer is "uninteresting, predictable, and limited." The problem with *all* serial killer movies are that the killers are meant to be interesting and resourceful, when there are really very few who are anything more than impulsive bunglers. No one will want to watch this movie for a thrill. I think it's the best serial killer movie ever made.
Jun 9, 2015 ratzkywatzky commented on SIFF NOTES 2015: Home Stretchin’—The Road Warrior Screening Added! The Harvard Exit’s Final Curtain! The Overnight!.
"one last look at that crazy Die Dritte Generation poster before the doors get chained shut."
I love that poster, too, but it would've been nice if The Stranger had gone to a writer who's actually attending SIFF to write the SIFF overviews. The posters have been gone from the walls of the Exit since before it shuttered as a theater the first time.
May 18, 2015 ratzkywatzky commented on SIFF 2015 Weekend in Review: There's More to Australia Than Mad Max.
Oh, no! Sounds like it's going to open *and* close during SIFF, just like Dead Man, 20 years ago (which I also skipped at SIFF because it was opening soon.)
Apr 27, 2015 ratzkywatzky commented on Melanie Griffith, Her Parents, and Her Siblings Deal with Some Badass Big Cats in Roar.
I'll bet that house smelled really bad.