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    film.avclub.com | Ignatiy Vishnevetsky | 5/7/20 | 17 min
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    • jbuchana
      Scribe
      3 weeks ago

      Fantastic writing. I've never been, and surely never will, be in a movie rental place like Odd Obsession. All the video stores I've been too have been slick and commercial. I get the vibe though, I've hung out at two bookstores, a restaurant, and an electronics shop that had a similar feel. They're gone now too, none of them made it as far as Odd Obsession.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        3 weeks ago

        It breaks my heart to hear about shops like that going out of business.

    • sjwoo1 month ago

      From one of my favorite movie critics -- one who doesn't suffer fools gladly and has never met a bad movie he didn't relish in destroying -- comes an essay about an old video store that's so imbued with nostalgia that I dearly wish I could visit it. It may be gone, but it certainly isn't forgotten.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        3 weeks ago

        Great writing. Especially heats up in the final third. Loved it.

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      3 weeks ago

      Much of what we feel nostalgia for is the kind of inconvenience that creates a more eclectic and interesting reality.

      More than a few of us saw the store even at its most farcical as playing some part in a struggle against dystopian forces.