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capsule_NN
:_:
bleak_JJ
and_CC
point-blank_JJ
--_???
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._.
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case_NN
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cold-blooded_JJ
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and_CC
intelligence_NN
._.
"_"
serial_NN
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"_"
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the_DT
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,_,
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one_CD
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stomach-turning_NN
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._.
i've_???
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someone_PN
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they_PP
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creatively_RB
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,_,
and_CC
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henry_NP
._.
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see_NN
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of_IN
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of_IN
nihilistic_JJ
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/_SYM
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._.
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._.
the_DT
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,_,
john_NP
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,_,
took_VBD
a_DT
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and_CC
a_DT
gallery_NN
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actor_NN
friends_NNS
and_CC
created_VBN
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intelligent_JJ
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of_IN
work_NN
._.
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cheap-jack_NN
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henry_NP
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:_:
it_PP
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up_RP
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what_WDT
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,_,
an_DT
unrepentant_JJ
and_CC
un-idolizable_JJ
man_NN
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killed_VBD
when_CS
the_DT
mood_NN
struck_VBD
him_PP
._.
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the_DT
film_NN
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opening_NN
,_,
henry_NP
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friend_NN
ottis_NN
toole_NN
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sister_NN
,_,
who_WP
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by_IN
to_IN
stay_NN
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find_NN
work_NN
in_IN
chicago_NP
._.
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a_DT
viciously_RB
riveting_JJ
scene_NN
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matter-of-factly_RB
to_IN
having_HVG
murdered_VBN
his_PP$
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mother_NN
,_,
and_CC
she_PP
covers_VBZ
his_PP$
hand_NN
with_IN
hers_PP$
._.
they_PP
are_BER
damned_VBN
together_RB
from_IN
that_DT
moment_NN
on_IN
._.
henry_NP
and_CC
ottis_NN
eventually_RB
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kill_NN
for_IN
fun_NN
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
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especially_RB
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showing_VBG
how_WRB
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have_HV
drifted_VBN
casually_RB
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it_PP
:_:
there_EX
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a_DT
scene_NN
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the_DT
two_CD
go_VB
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buy_NN
a_DT
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tv_NN
._.
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pawnbroker_NN
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talk_VB
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goads_NN
henry_NP
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ugly_JJ
words_NNS
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and_CC
henry_NP
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by_IN
stabbing_VBG
the_DT
man_NN
to_IN
death_NN
with_IN
a_DT
soldering_NN
iron_NN
._.
no_DT
preface_NN
--_???
it_NN
smashes_VBZ
into_IN
us_PP
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suddenly_RB
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it_PP
does_DOZ
the_DT
broker_NN
._.
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a_DT
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many_DT
damned_VBN
the_DT
movie_NN
for_IN
,_,
unseen_JJ
,_,
they_PP
steal_VB
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video_NN
camera_NN
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film_NN
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murder_NN
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a_DT
whole_JJ
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,_,
playing_VBG
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back_RP
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their_PP$
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enjoyment_NN
._.
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,_,
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not_XNOT
glorify_VB
the_DT
killings_NNS
,_,
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henry_NP
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joy_NN
at_IN
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only_RB
irritation_NN
._.
henry_NP
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excellent_JJ
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direction_NN
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well_RB
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._.
michael_NP
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henry_NP
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,_,
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._.
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slasher_NN
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mcnaughton_NP
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memorable_JJ
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see_VB
release_NN
._.
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not_XNOT
glorify_VB
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justify_VB
--_???
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shows_NNS
us_PP
,_,
with_IN
unflinching_VBG
coldness_NN
,_,
what_WDT
henry_NP
was_BEDZ
._.
i'm_???
hard_JJ
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see_VB
how_WRB
anyone_PN
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henry_NP
any_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
"_"
victim_NN
"_"
or_CC
"_"
hero_NN
"_"
._.
then_RB
again_RB
,_,
probably_RB
,_,
so_RB
would_MD
henry_NP
._.
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