The Fabulist Reviews

Reviews, essays, interviews, and other nonfiction “related works.”

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

An awkward teen learns how to dance.“Look at these small town nerds!” this movie screams vindictively, “they’re just like the nerds you knew in school! ...
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Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal (2001)

Marilyn Manson fights satanists at 10,000 ft. On paper, this is the best movie of all time: a rock band (“Slade Craven”) stages their last ...
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The Killer Elite (1975)

A San Francisco mercenary spends a lot of time doing physical therapy.James "Thief" Caan is the star of this Sam "The Wild Bunch" Peckinpah movie, ...
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Dead & Buried (1981)

A small town finds a novel source of employees for low-wage jobs: the undead.A photographer goes to the beach to take pictures of sea glass ...
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Waterworld (1995)

After the polar ice caps melt, life becomes aquatic.This movie starts with pee-drinking. Scene 1: hero drinks his own pee! Granted it is filtered through ...
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The Fog (1980)

A seaside hamlet is besieged by ghost lepers.Have you heard of this guy John Carpenter? He is really good at movies. This tale is silly ...
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