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->''"[M]y primary goal: to get people in nerd culture to explore highbrow culture."''

''Brows Held High'' is a comedy review show about arthouse cinema. It is hosted by Kyle "Oancitizen" Kallgren, who rose to some prominence on the That Guy With The Glasses forums when he wrote a [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/blogs/latest/entry/my-toy-collection-for-a-horse-gender-roles-and-comparative-mythology-in-nellas-pony-epic dissertation]] on [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Nella's]] ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' epic.

His signature style usually involves a lot of high-brow intellectual concepts, but explained well enough that they don't go over viewer's heads.

You can find these videos on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses and [[http://blip.tv/brows-held-high blip.tv]].

A list of films he's reviewed can be found [[OancitizenList here]].

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!!This show provides examples of:

* AccentuateTheNegative: Pleasantly averted. He almost always has ''something'' nice to say about the films he watches, even if it does sometimes amount to little more than [[DamnedByFaintPraise "It had nice cinematography."]]
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: His reaction to ''Film/{{Shortbus}}''' "Shabbos goy" asking if a woman is on the rag.
-->"That's so hot."\\
'''Oan:''' Ewww.\\
"I use [[spoiler:menstrual blood as makeup]] in my show."\\
'''Oan:''' '''''Ewww!'''''\\
"It's a period piece."\\
'''Oan:''' Heh-- [frowns] ewww.
** Later, in his ''Tromeo and Juliet'' crossover review with WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob, he admits that he thought the "see how she rests her cheek upon her hand." line (wherein the "cheek" was changed to be an ''ass'' cheek) was actually kind of clever.
** From another review:
-->It's always a little disheartening when people in my comments section come up with better jokes than I did. I mean, "Glaucom-a-vision?" Dammit[...], I wish I'd used that!
** He had the same reaction on his Twitter when someone suggested a missed joke for Harmony Korine's ''Mister Lonely'': [[spoiler:"The people faked it, so they didn't make it."]]
* AdaptationSequence: (InUniverse) ''The Devils'' is a movie based on a play based on a novel based on historical events. [[BlatantLies And is]] [[DanBrowned historically accurate.]]
* AlliterativeName: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''The Discovery of Heaven''. Oan helpfully notes that the Messiah character has matching initials, a trait "common to ''many'' great men of legend!" (he then points out this applies to himself as well)
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse
** [[Film/AnatomyOfHell The Woman]] was an aspiring FagHag.
** Mr. Six, (the Six Flags mascot) is a Film/TrashHumper.
** The log used to make ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' is {{Film/Flubber}} rather than wood.
** ''Film/{{Tideland}}'' is the origin tale for the family of ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974''.
** MickeyMouse is on the No-fly list.
** Film/{{Melancholia}} [[ColonyDrop was the galaxy's revenge]] for ''Film/TheIdiots'', and the reason Justine is so depressed is because she's a costumeless [[{{ComicBook/X-Men}} X-Man]].
** Crispin Glover and Thierry Zéno are {{Trolling Creator}}s.[[invoked]]
* AluminumChristmasTrees: He mentions that the fox from ''{{Film/Antichrist}}'' was nominated for the Palm Dog, given out at Cannes to the best canine in a film, but lost to the dog from ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''. The Palm Dog isn't simply a pun on Palme d'Or, but is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Dog_Award an actual award]], albeit one given out by an independent entity, and that ''was'' the 2009 line-up.
** He gets to be on the receiving end of this when he suggests "A Midsummer Night's Cream" as a made-up porn version of ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'', only to be told that there's already a real one.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie[=/=]YouAreWhatYouHate: [[spoiler:After watching ''Film/TrashHumpers'', he realizes he's become one of them.]]
** Kyle has transformed into WebVideo/DiamandaHagan when she {{Body Surf}}ed into him. He also has some sort of psychotic mode which he turned into first at the end of the LostEpisode reviewing ''Film/WhatIsIt?'', and later in the ''Film/EatTheSchoolgirl'' and tried killing Hagan with [[ImprovisedWeapon a clothing iron]].
* AnimalReactionShot: Says the exact trope name and that he can't take any film with them in it seriously.
* AnimationAgeGhetto: Spoofed {{in-universe}} in his joint review of the ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' movie with WebVideo/JesuOtaku, with Kyle taking the position of "animation is for kids/dunderheads."
-->'''Jesu:''' [[BerserkButton Do I have]] to [[Film/ThreeHundred Sparta Kick]] you [[DestinationDefenestration through a window]]? [[[KnuckleCracking cracks knuckles]]]
* AnimeHair: How he describes the hairdo of the ''Twilight of the Ice Nymphs'' protagonist. Also complaints about it in the ''Utena'' review. "Why does everyone have rainbow hair?!"
* ApocalypticLog: Played with a bit. When Roo from ClanOfTheWolves watched ''WeAreTheStrange'' to help review it he lost it. However he kept notes and gave them to Oancitizen.
-->'''Oancitizen:''' It's here that Roo's notes read 'Oh my God I can see forevarrrglblahhhh.'
-->'''Oancitizen:''' Here, Roo just has a long list of [[YourMom unkind things abut my mother]].'
* AprilFoolsDay: The ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' review.
* ArchEnemy: Creator/HarmonyKorine. Kyle has to date reviewed four of his movies(which is about half his filmography), more than any other film-maker.
* TheAristocrats: He compares the outrageous content in ''ASerbianFilm'' to the joke.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Oan quibbles over misplaced Shakespeare texts and inarticulate voice-overs ("Well, I just don't think that the gentleman from Music/{{Motorhead}} is the best chorus...") while [[WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob the Snob]] is left cringing at the real depravities.
** And again with Tom Green and the gallons of elephant bunk. "This scene takes place on the Indian subcontinent and [[SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying that is clearly an African elephant!]]"
** The disclaimer at the beginning of the ''Ken Park'' review warns that "This episode deals with disturbing themes. Also, there are huge spoilers for season 2 of Series/TheWire. And I horribly mispronounce 'Tagalog'."
* ArtImitatesArt:
-->'''Oancitizen:'''Ah yes, Botticelli's "The Birth of [[RobertCrumb R. Crumb]]."
* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Goes on a lenghty rant about how ''Film/{{Melancholia}}'' breaks every law of physics and astronomy possible.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography/[[ArtisticLicenseHistory History]]: Points out how difficult it would be for Dracula to travel from Romania to Italy at the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne certain point in time]] that ''Film/BloodForDracula'' is set.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Oan's cameo in ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' consists of him trying to decrypt a conspiracy consisting of copious amounts of religious, political, and cultural mumbo-jumbo, which ultimately concludes with a nuclear explosion, followed by [[spoiler: the Messenger from ''AngelsInAmerica'' appearing before him and telling him the Great Work is about to begin.]]
* AssPull: Invoked when he gives a high-brow, symbolic analysis of the scene in ''FreddyGotFingered'' that involves Tom Green jacking off a horse while shouting "Look at me, daddy, I'm a farmer."
-->'''Oancitizen:''' Perhaps this horse's phallus represents the onset of manhood.\\
'''Nostalgia Chick:''' And this interpretation...\\
'''Oancitizen:''' Extracted directly from my anus, yes.
* AwfulTruth: From his review of ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'':
-->"'''[[ItWasHisSled SEAN CONNERY IS DOROTHY!]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext SEAN CONNERY IS DOROTHY!]]'''"
* BackhandedCompliment:
** ''The Future'' - "The reason I like this movie so much is Miranda July recognizes all the things I don't like about her. ''(beat)'' Huh."
** Rates ''Film/{{Melancholia}}'' as Dunst's second-best performance of her career. Her absolute ''best'' was the EyeTake in reaction to Lars Von Trier's Nazi speech at Cannes.
* BaitAndSwitchComment: "The thing about Gus Van Sant -- he's not always dull. Or [[GoodWillHunting Oscar baiting]]. Sometimes... he's balls-out cuckoopants."
* BanOnPolitics: Kyle maintains this on his show... [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets for the]] [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush most part]].
-->'''Oan:''' *blink-blink* Well... [[{{Understatement}} That didn't go well.]]
* BatSignal: Referenced as inverson in his ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' review, as it wasn't to summon the person named but his friends to help him.
-->'''Oan:''' He put up the [[Creator/JossWhedon Whedon]] Signal.
* BerserkButton: Do not call Kyle [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/podcasts/tranmission-awesome/30382-episode-65-oancitizen a hipster]] or an [[http://twitter.com/#!/KyleKallgren/status/100269102614056960 anti-intellectual.]]
-->'''YRulerOfTime''': You sound like a hipster.
-->'''Oancitizen''': I Am Not A Hipster, good sir!!
*** Although in the ''Slacker'' review he does say he "might or might not be a hipster". He likes a lot of hipster stuff, but doesn't feel like he is one.
** He also doesn't like being called a Creator/BradJones rip-off.
** For the character, dead babies. Including [[Film/VaseDeNoces piglets]].
** Starting with the ''What Is It?'' review, if snails are ever mentioned or brought into the equation, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation You may be in trouble.]]
** Oan screaming his lungs out after WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick summarizes the ending of ''Der Himmel über Berlin'' as "a long monologue" about "time..and loneliness...or something." Film analysis is SeriousBusiness.
** Also, don't deny him the chance to sing in your crossover.
** In his ''Film/{{Shame}}'' review, he begins ranting about his hatred of "[[Music/FrankSinatra New York, New York,]]" and the fact that there are so many songs about [[BigApplesauce New York City.]]
** ConspiracyTheories, anti-Stratfordianism ("WilliamShakespeare didn't write his plays") in particular.
* BestialityIsDepraved: Discussed at length in ''Film/VaseDeNoces''. He concludes that it's been PlayedForLaughs so often that the concept itself isn't shocking anymore, which costs the film much of its impact.
* BigApplesauce: Kyle's not keen on this trope, as his epic rant in the middle of his ''Shame'' episode indicates. If anything, this seems to have been exacerbated since he moved to New York City himself.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: From ''Goodbye 20th Century'', a three-part Macedonian film that's ostensibly meant to comment on the state of Macedonian society. In the third part, a bunch of people (ostensibly all family) sit in a circle with Santa Claus when suddenly [[spoiler: the grandmother begins farting uncontrollably, causing her to rocket forward in her wheelchair until she hits the wall. The youngest children then throw firecrackers after her, one man starts playing the trumpet and two other people start screaming at the camera for no apparent reason.]] Kyle was simply dumbstruck. [[invoked]]
--> "Okay, let's just fast forward and pretend that never happened."
* BigWhat: 8 minutes into WebVideo/JesuOtaku making him watch ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. The first of many, as we'll see in due course.
-->"WHY IS THIS PINK-HAIRED BITCH A CAR?!"
** ''Tromeo & Juliet'':
--->'''Snob:''' You're concerned about the severed head landing on the family car, but ''not'' [[spoiler:the incest]]?\\
'''Oan''': Well, to be fair, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint it was foreshadowed]].\\
'''Snob:''' '''WHAT?!'''
** He was willing to give ''W'' a fair shot, until the last few minutes. "Did he just call UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton ''a whore?"''
* BigWordShout: ''Sleeping Beauty'' - "'''''DUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLL!'''''"
-->"You're kept waiting for the other shoe to drop... only to realize that ''there are no shoes!''
** ''The Idiots'' -- "'''''AWFUUUUUUULL!'''''"
** ''Film/VaseDeNoces'' -- "'''''[[Film/SaloOrThe120DaysOfSodom MANGIAAAAAAAAAA!]]'''''" and "'''''WHYYYYYYYY?!'''''"
* BilingualBonus: After hearing the nonsensical first line of ''Exterminating Angels'', Oancitizen asks any viewers who have an idea what it means to send their answers to "merdedetaureau@gmail.fr". In other words, send it to [[spoiler: bullshit]].
** He closed "The Discovery Of Heaven" by delivering a few lines (unsubtitled) in Dutch.
-->''""''
* BitingTheHandHumor: After viewing ''Film/SweetMovie'', he accuses several of his fellow reviewers (including [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic his boss]]) of being sheltered. He can't, however, make an argument for WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob.
** For ''The Idiots'', Oan encouraged his viewers to look past the film's shoddy execution. "Let's face it, ''{{WebVideo/Kickassia}}'' had better lighting."
--->''(phone rings)'' "Hello. Oh, hi Holly. ....I'm SUSPENDED?!?"
** While reviewing the Creator/AndyWarhol movie ''Vinyl'', he explained that Warhol was an untrained filmmaker, who gave little direction to his equally untrained actors, and simply pointed a camera at the action with little eye for context. He then forced a smile and said, "By the way, shooting the [[WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee fourth anniversary movie]] was [[SarcasmMode a blast]].
** In ''Melancholia'', he compares his workmates to TheMuppets after [[TheBunnyPerspective Phil Buni]] talks about a crossover.
** In ''Mister Lonely'', a movie about a commune of celebrity impersonators:
--->'''Oancitizen''': Not bashing the premise, mind you. I mean... people dressing up like famous characters for a niche market. ''[Derisively]'' My colleagues have made [[SuburbanKnights that]] [[ToBoldlyFlee movie]] ''twice''.
* BlahBlahBlah[=/=]FreudianSlip: The opening speech to ''NineSongs'' is nothing but proper nouns, sexual swearwords, and the phrase "rock music."
* BodySnatcher: For the "Freaks" review, Oan's body is possessed by Diamanda Hagan, who proceeds to dye his hair and paint his face in her usual color scheme and then do the review in a faux-Irish accent. He also feels himself up and comments "So that's what one of those feels like."
* BrainBleach: After ''Film/KenPark'', Oancitizen watches ''Film/TheGodfather'' to erase the terrible memories.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: The review of ''[[Film/TheCookTheThiefHisWifeAndHerLover The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover]]'' comes with the trigger warning: "abuse, vomit, abuse of vomit".
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: A lot of the comedy of the show.
* BreatherEpisode: The ''AngelsInAmerica'' and ''Film/TheFall'' reviews.
* BreathlessNonSequitur "That's right [[NightOfTheLivingDead Romero]] fans, board up the windows and rev up the chainsaws, because we're going to talk about gay porn!"
** ''Even Cowgirls Get the Blues'': During the feminist takeover of a bird ranch, Oan launches into a Scottish brogue by way of [[Film/{{Braveheart}} William Wallace]]:
--->""Dey may take o'r right to vote, plan a family, and receive equal pay at the workplace, but dey'll never take our ''stoned endangered birds!''"
* BrickJoke: Diamanda Hagan tells her minion to mail Oancitizen his balls (since he's obviously not using his) at the end of the ''Film/KenPark'' review. Two videos later, the [[IncrediblyLamePun package]] finally arrives.
** And then, when the two have a CrossOver, Hagan ''actually cuts off Oan's balls.'' When he asked for them back, Hagan said she'd mail them to him.
** The time travel duplicate of Oancitizen he stuffed in the closet in his ''Film/{{Primer}}'' review shows up again (and then gets killed) at the end of the ''What Is It?'' review.
** A very subtle one. When WebVideo/ObscurusLupa tried to review ''Film/{{Gerry}}'' (before switching to ''Hard To Kill''), WebVideo/DiamandaHagan tried to stop her by having her minions find every copy of the movie and destroy it. In his own review of it, he mentions it was hard to find a copy as all the local video stores had theirs stolen by Northern Irishmen in black masks.
** A little while after [[spoiler:he slept with his wastebasket]] at the end of ''Trash Humpers'', he watched ''WRMysteriesOfTheOrganism'' and [[spoiler:reached the conclusion that he needed to have sex or turn into a crazed murderer.]] While calling up candidates, he eyes his dustbin with contempt and says "You used me."
* BrokeEpisode: ''The Idiots'' ends with Kyle pledging to follow the Dogme "Rules of Filmaking." No lighting rigs, no animations, no editing, and Kyle hums his own theme tune. "'''This''' is truth!"
* BrokenAesop: From ''Goodbye 20th Century,'' which he selected to be his ''Christmas episode:''
--> '''Kyle:''' If there's one thing we've learned from this movie, it's that human history is run by cycles of pain and insanity.
-->* ''his face is framed by a wreath, with the words "Merry Christmas" stretched across the screen''*
--> '''Kyle:''' Human history is run by cycles of pain and insanity, everyone.
* BrownNote: arguably some of the movies he's watched, but also Sasha Grey's music, as heard in ''TheGirlfriendExperience'' review.
* BuffySpeak: His early attempts at explaining the plot to ''Film/{{Primer}}'' results in him just calling everything 'things'.
** In the review of ''We Are The Strange'', Roo's notes refer to every single element of the surreal movie as "thingies."
** Discussed at length in his review of Creator/JossWhedon's version of ''Theater/MuchAdoAboutNothing'', emphasizing how different Whedon's usual writing is from his use of Shakespeare's metered dialogue.
* ButtMonkey: In and out of character; he is often taken on reviews to act as the stoic foil to all sorts of slapstick and silliness, gets tormented by other reviewers, most prominently by WebVideo/DiamandaHagan. Out of character, three videos he posted on TGWTG in 2012 caused controversies, two from fans, one from the creator of the film he reviewed.

* CallBack: His moving announcement was full of them.
** The mental break during the ''Eat The Schoolgirl'' review is the sequel of sorts to the breakdown from ''What Is It?''
** He refers back to two previous episodes in his review of ''NineSongs'':
--->'''Lisa:''' Sometimes when you kiss me, I just want to bite you. And not in a nice way. Like, I want to hurt you.\\
'''Oan (as Matt):''' You're not going to [[Film/{{Antichrist}} smash my balls with a block of wood then drill a hole through my legs]], are you?\\
'''Oan (as Lisa):''' No, that would be interesting.\\
'''Oan (as Matt):''' I could [[Film/{{Shortbus}} sing ''The Star Spangled Banner'' into your ass]].\\
'''Oan (as Lisa):''' No!!!
** Calling WebVideo/JesuOtaku for her opinion on Oliver Reed: "Hey, person who subjected me to [[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena the lesbian car film]]!"
** From ''Film/{{Tideland}}'': "What's that, Mr. Squirrel? What do you mean, '[[{{Film/Antichrist}} Chaos reigns]]'?"
** One review starts with him reading ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and asking if it's still an automatic punchline. A later review has him do the same thing with ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''.
* TheCameo: WebVideo/DiamandaHagan appears at the end of the ''Film/KenPark'' review, and the end of ''Film/{{Gerry}}''. The latter also features cameos from Creator/ApolloZHack, WebVideo/ObscurusLupa and Derek from Audible Underwear.
** Oancitizen accidentally invokes RuleThirtyFour in ''Sebastiane'', which results in [[http://blip.tv/dramatic-literations The Vegan]] reciting a SlashFic involving Ulysses S. Grant and Jefferson Davis.
** Roo from [[http://www.clanofthegraywolf.com/ Clan of the Greywolf]] agrees to "translate" M dot Strange's impenetrable video game/anime references. And has a nervous breakdown
-->'''Roo:''' [[[GoMadFromTheRevelation hugs self while trembling on the floor]]]
-->'''Oan:''' D'ja like it?
** [[TheBunnyPerspective Phil Buni]] does a cameo in ''Alice''.
** [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall '90s Kid]] shows up when Oan reviews ''TheDoomGeneration'' and notes that it combines all the worst traits of Nineties Pop Culture.
** [[Creator/DarkMazeStudios Ed Glaser]] made two cameos in the review of ''Film/ASerbianFilm'', first as his voice to joke about his resemblance to the movie's villain and as the NATO president [[spoiler: who dropped fictional bombs in fictional Serbia]].
** There is an extended cameo by RapCritic in the ''Film/GhostDogTheWayOfTheSamurai'' review, which starts off with RC explaining who RZA is, and he butts in on occasion to explain things that Kyle doesn't get.
** Kyle himself has become the site's go-to guy for cameos whenever something avante-garde is brought up. Or Shakespeare.
** The ''Melancholia'' review, which, being a MilestoneCelebration, naturally features a cornucopia of these, from WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows, WebVideo/ObscurusLupa, WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob, [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]], [[WebVideo/TheBunnyPerspective Phil Buni]], WebVideo/DiamandaHagan, WebVideo/JesuOtaku, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], and ''BHH'' title card artist Ven.
** Ven Gethenian continues to appear every now and then, given he and Kyle are basically PlatonicLifePartners now. In ''Room in Rome'' he even gives his opinion as he's actually familiar with the subject.
** He reaches cameo critical mass in the opening number for ''Film/LaBelleEtLaBete''. Aside from WebVideo/SomeJerkWithACamera (who he's crossing over with), there's WebVideo/PushingUpRoses, WebVideo/BennettTheSage, WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows, WebVideo/TheLastAngryGeek, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], WebVideo/TheRapCritic, [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]], [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]], WebVideo/ObscurusLupa, WebVideo/{{Phelous}}, MikeyInsanity, [[WebVideo/ClassicBash RL King]], WebVideo/DiamandaHagan, TheOmega, WebVideo/PawDugan, [[WebVideo/NeedsMoreGay Rantasmo]], WebVideo/ThatSciFiGuy, [[WebVideo/VampireReviews Maven of the Eventide]], [[WebVideo/TheQuestForGeekdom Arthur Knowledge]], [[WebVideo/CountJackula Masqued Slaher]], [[Website/{{Geekvision}} Horror Guru]], Creator/CriticalMarine, [[WebVideo/VigalovesComics Viga]], WebVideo/TheHardcoreKid, WebVideo/ThePhilosofan, [[WebVideo/RBGProductions Spazz]], [[WebVideo/WhatWeHadToWatch Il Neige]], and [[WebVideo/TheIdiotsLantern The Wire]].
* CameraAbuse: He taps it pretty hard during ''What Is It?'', causing visible glitches in the video.
* CaptainObvious: The Snob challenging him to "make [himself] useful" and try interpreting Troma-Juliet's dream sequence with [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian the killer penis]].
-->'''Oan''': ''(astutely)'' I think she's afraid of men.\\
'''Snob:''' Thank you. That was very insightful.
** It there anything we can say about Tom Green's love interest in this movie?
--->'''Oan:''' [[SatelliteLoveInterest She exis]]--\\
'''Chick:''' ''Besides'' the fact that she exists?\\
'''Oan:''' She has a nice place.
* CaptionHumor: Reviewing ''WeAreTheStrange'' momentarily causes Oan's words to be translated into [[LeetLingo L33t]] speak.
** Also uses mock captions in his reviews for "Andy Warhol's Dracula" and "Andy Warhol's Frankenstein", to make fun the characters' unintelligible accents.
* CargoShip[[invoked]]: He ends his review of ''Trash Humpers'' by [[spoiler:sleeping with his wastebasket.]]
* TheCastShowoff: He sings most of the review of ''Film/TheManWhoFellToEarth'', to the tune of various Music/DavidBowie songs, along with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows, WebVideo/ObscurusLupa and [[WebVideo/YouCanPlayThis JewWario]].
** He also has one of the best solos in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' review.
** Oancitizen opens the Channel Awesome Holiday Greetings with a one-person quartet choir.
** Teased in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', where he desperately ''wants'' to show off his singing talent, but doing so would blow his cover as a mute.
** Likewise in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''MoulinRouge'', where he gets '''really''' angry to find that he wasn't invited to sing in their musical review.
** He decided to make his review of ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast'' a musical, parodying the [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Disney version]] despite it being mentioned that's not the one he's reviewing.
* CatapultNightmare: ''Sleeping Beauty'' certainly [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin lived up to its name]], referring not to EmilyBrowning so much as the hapless viewer. Oan is jolted awake when Browning suddenly smashes a chair, complete with ''Film/{{Inception}}'' horn.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Huzzah!
* CausticCritic: Parodied in Part 1 of his ''Beauty and the Beast'' review (no, not that Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast) along with Belle's role as the the book-smart loner (from the Disney version) and the inversion of this trope.
* ChekhovsGag: In the ''Melancholia'' review. DiamandaHagan posting Kyle's phone number on Twitter out of spite [[spoiler:causes the review to end with Kyle receiving a flurry of admiring and supportive calls from his adoring fans, pulling him out of the deep funk he spent the review in.]]
* {{Cliffhanger}}: Subverted at the end of ''What Is It?''. As Kyle struggles to play another movie to escape the nightmares of this one, a narrator announces "Will Oancitizen escape his insanity? Will his next movie be a good one or will it be another ''Ken Park''? Find out on the next episode of ''Brows Held High''!" Then Kyle immediately shows up to say "My next movie will be ''The Fall'', and yeah, it's pretty good."
* ClusterFBomb: Lets off a rare, if brief one, when the "666" motif is well and truly driven into the ground in ''TheDoomGeneration''. "Cock-smelting ''fuckercunt''!"
** Also in his co-review with Lupa of "Hamlet The Vampire Slayer," he tells a rapper to "Die motherfucker die motherfucker die!"
** When [[WebVideo/ObscurusLupa Lupa]] hears that Oan is planning on reviewing ''Film/{{Gerry}}'', her reaction is: "Fuuuuck fuck fuck ''Gerry''! Fuck fuckery fucking ''Gerry''! Fuck fuck fuckery fuck fuck fuck ''Gerry''! Fuck ''Gerry''!"
** From ''Film/VaseDeNoces'': "So you're probably thinking: For fuckin' real, is there fuckin' pig fuckin' in the pig fuckin' movie? Yes there's fuckin' pig fuckin' in the pig fuckin' movie! ''Look at all the fuckin' pig fuckin'!''"
*** This escalates when [[spoiler:WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob and {{WebVideo/Phelous}}]] join in at the end.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: When seeing that even openly gay Diamanga Hagan faints at a picture of Oliver Reed, Kyle realizes the power of that picture, and gravely declares he must only use it for good.
* ContinuityNod: To WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall in his "Slacker" review: "Is 90's Kid [[spoiler: still evil?]]"
* {{Corpsing}}: He tries valiantly, but WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob ''cannot'' keep a straight face when Oancitizen refers to ''{{Coriolanus}}'' as "[[ParallelPornTitles Gloryhole Anus]]".
* CouchGag: At the start of each episode, or even cameo in other reviews, he reads something related, if only vaguely to the movie in question. You can see a sampling [[http://huzzahoancitizen.tumblr.com/tagged/Book-Gag here.]]
** And by "something", it means that it's not always a book. For instance, the ''Trash Humpers'' review starts with him reading the instructions for a box of trash bags.
* CoveredUp: {{Invoked}} in the ''Beauty and the Beast'' review. He listens to a carousel playing ''Once Upon A Dream'' from Disney/SleepingBeauty and calls it one of Tchaikovsky's finest works. A nearby woman "corrects" him by saying it's [[Film/{{Maleficent}} Lana del Rey]].
* CovertPervert: Oan hinted that he ''might'' be one during his cameo in Diamanda's ''Emmanuelle 5'' review.
-->'''Oancitizen''': Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a number of prostitutes dressed like Catholic school girls that I need to teach the intricacies of Proust.
-->'''Diamanda''': ...I'm going to assume I imagined that.
* CrisisCrossover: The ending of the ''What Is It?'' review.
* CriticalResearchFailure: An InUniverse example: In ''Shame'', Kyle based his entire script around the assumption that ''Shame'' was directed by Creator/SteveMcQueen. As Ven points out, that Steve [=McQueen=] died in 1980, but ''Shame'' was released in 2011. Kyle isn't pleased.
* CrossOver: Given his love for Shakespeare, reviewed ''Hamlet the Vampire Slayer'' with Obscurus Lupa and ''Film/TromeoAndJuliet'' with WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob. Also, did ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' with WebVideo/JesuOtaku, ''Ghost Dog'' with RapCritic, ''Film/FreddyGotFingered'' with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' with [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] ("''[[{{Portmantitle}} Brows Beat Down]]"''"), and ''Film/LesMiserables2012'' (with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/PawDugan)
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Kyle had some choice words for the director of ''Trash Humpers''.
-->"(slightly panicked) Listen, Korine, if I ever meet you in real life, '''I will end you'''. I will ''take apart your camera and feed it to you''. You will suffer I SWEAR TO GOD ''[voice quavers]'' [[VideoGame/{{Civilization}} OUR WORDS ARE BACKED WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS]]--" ''[[[InelegantBlubbering deteriorates into sobs]]]''
** The modern interpretation of Laertes is a gay dance instructor. ..who looks like Mike Myers in ''[[SaturdayNightLive Sprockets]].''
--->"I want to punch him in his sideburns."
* DamnedByFaintPraise: ''Twilight of the Ice Nymphs'' is "easily [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative the greatest Canadian film about ostriches ever made]]."
** "This is one of Andy Warhol's most ''action-packed'' movies." Anybody familiar with Warhol will [[LeaveTheCameraRunning see that joke coming.]] How about Warhol's leading lady, Edie Sedgwick?
--->"She fills out a dress nicely. ''(pregnant pause)'' She...fills space--anyway, enough about her."
** Lars Von Trier is his favorite brilliant awful human being!
** In the case of ''Melancholia'', [[Film/TwoThousandTwelve Roland Emmerich]] is the more scientifically-accurate director.
* DanBrowned: [[SarcasmMode Sarcastically]] remarks at ''Film/TheDevils'' for [[CampGay its portrayal of the king of France]] immediately after seeing the title sequence's claim of the film's events being historically accurate.
** Mocked constantly in his review of ''Nightwatching'', a film built entirely around Peter Greenaway's high-minded conception of the hidden symbolism of Rembrandt.
* [[BlackComedy Dead Baby Comedy]]: Defied, with strong effort, during his ''Film/{{Antichrist}}'' review, where he mentions that normally he's above that sort of humor, but it's so hard not to make a joke like that when there's an actual dead baby five minutes into the movie.
** This, by his own admission, is why he's never reviewed a Todd Solondz film.
-->I'm not sure how many jokes I can get out of abortion, pedophilia and sexual abuse.
** In "Mister Lonely," they get to a scene where [[spoiler: the Marilyn Monroe impersonator hangs herself.]] Oan can only stare horrified... and then Ven appears out of nowhere to [[spoiler: sing "Candle in the Wind" by Elton John]].
*** Admittedly, the whole review seems to border on this, since it is a [[StylisticSuck Harmony Korine film.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Oancitizen. It's the only way he can make it out alive.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "That 2 seconds of blurry full-frontal nudity was [[SarcasmMode the most necessary thing in the history of necessity]]." (''Twilight of the Ice Nymphs'')
** From 'Goodbye 20th Century': This film is a messy messy mess of a mess!
** ''Me and You and Everyone We Know'' is one of the most "twee, twee bits of tweedom to ever come out of Sundance."
* DespairEventHorizon: ''Film/KenPark''. A movie of such dismal, rage-inducing depravity that Oancitizen actually called in [[SociopathicHero Diamanda Hagan]] to [[NukeEm nuke]] the city it was set in.
** It happens again, predictably, with ''Film/ASerbianFilm'', causing him to call NATO and try to get Serbia [[ItMakesSenseInContext fictionally wiped off the map.]]
** The "Melancholia" review is a LONG one for Kyle, as each cameo makes him ''more and more'' depressed.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: When he sees a guy being killed during a three way, and says [[OutWithABang that's how he wants to die]].
** Also, when realizing he made a TylerPerry reference. He quickly made a MayaDeren reference to keep his snob cred.
* {{Dissimile}}: DiamandaHagan refers to Oancitizen as "Young, straight, StephenFry, only bearded and American."
** Regarding ''Sleeping Beauty'': "Imagine ''Film/EyesWideShut'' without the feeling of dread. Or feeling of mystery. Or feeling of feeling."
* DistractedByTheSexy: An interesting aversion, as he proves unable to review an Creator/EmmaThompson film without blurting out a marriage proposal, but only because, besides being an UnkemptBeauty, she's witty, smart, stylish, strong, and just so damn awesome.
* DoubleStandard: Discussed in ''Film/AnatomyOfHell'':
-->After all, [menstrual blood]'s the only bodily fluid that has any stigma attached to it. *swigs from a wine glass* My semen is watery today.
* DudeNotFunny: InUniverse. He struggled ''hard'' to snark ''What Is It?'' without invoking this trope, as much of the cast had Down's Syndrome and one member had cerebral palsy.
** He says he's not even going to try to make a joke during the attempted rape of an Apathetic during ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'', though he does pull out of this depressing nosedive by making a joke about a scene immediately after that. "Here, have Creator/SeanConnery imitating Franchise/DonkeyKong!" (Connery throws a barrel).
** While possessed by Diamanda, he [[http://diamandahagan.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/diamanda-hagan-special-review-freaks/ stated]] that "Freaks" was hard to make fun of, as most of the cast was, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well...]] [[PronounTrouble ...Whatever-you-call-it]] concludes that it would just be "dickish."
* DullSurprise: Invoked by name in ''Anatomy of Hell''.
** ''Hamlet the Vampire Slayer'':
--->'''Lupa:''' INCEST JOKE!♥\\
'''Oan:''' [stonefaced] [-Ew.-]
** Regarding both EmilyBrowning's acting in ''Sleeping Beauty'' and the film itself, which he regards as aseptic and emotionless ("Every scene I feel as if I'm in a hospital waiting room").
* EarWorm: ''Trash Humpers'''s "MAKE IT, MAKE IT, DON'T FAKE IT!" [[invoked]]
* EldritchAbomination: His theory is that Film/VaseDeNoces is actually alive, is pure evil, and hates you.
* EroticFilm: Erotic films are regularly featured on the show.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In his review of ''Literature/{{Perfume}}'', he shows a clip of a cartoon LexLuthor proposing to use causing random orgies to happen as a weapon. The {{supervillain}}s he's proposing this too all say "Ewwww." It then cuts to DiamandaHagan saying Ewwww, before cutting back to the supervillains.
** He and Diamanda view ''Eat the Schoolgirl''. After spending a good minute responding to Diamanda's dare that he make a rape scene funny ("I don't care ''what'' George Carlin says..."), he finally gives in... and [[SoundtrackDissonance dubs the theme song to]] ''{{Jem}}'' [[SoundtrackDissonance over the whole thing]]. Diamanda is both impressed and horrified.
* [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards Even Film Buffs Have Standards]]: He absolutely ''refuses'' to call ''What Is It?'' "art," and begins sympathizing with people who don't watch art films.
** ''Film/SweetMovie'' causes him to break down entirely on several occasions.
** ''Almost'' averted with ''Film/ASerbianFilm''. He spent the review explaining allegories to the Serbian nation that the director claims are there, looking and sounding like he's in excruciating pain all the way through, until finally he gets a nosebleed and snaps.
*** Subverted when the ending plays like a satiric deconstruction of the criticisms of the film.
** As much as he loves Shakespeare, Kyle can't do much to defend the sexist undertones in ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: At the end of [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Maven's]] review for ''Film/IAmLegend'', he steals the Creator/WillSmith lovefest book and claims it as his own.
** During Oan's review of [[Film/RichardIII Richard III]], he develops feelings for [[Creator/IanMcKellen Ian McKellen]]'s version of the title character.
--->'''Oan:''' ...And I have a crush on a child-killing Nazi. This month has gotten weird.
* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Present in ''Film/BloodForDracula'', ''Film/FleshForFrankenstein'', ''NineSongs'', ''Sebastiene'' and ''Film/{{Shortbus}}''- the last to the point of distraction. Also noting how much sex just one couple had in ''Film/{{Antichrist}}''.
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: [[invoked]]It's rare to find a film whose message and symbolism utterly baffle Oancitizen, given his extensive background in the history and techniques of cinema. Thus, it's saying something when ''Goodbye 20th Century'' manages to completely break Kyle's psyche.
--> "Is Santa ''{{God}}?''"
** In his ''Film/{{Anonymous}}'' review, he calls out Anti-Stratfordianism by trying to make something similar regarding that film's director RolandEmmerich - if one watches only ''IndependenceDay'', Emmerich could be a homophobic American Republican (instead of the gay German progressive he actually is).
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: While already excited in his review of ''Film/TheFall'' he perks up even more when explaining that CharlesDarwin (ItMakesSenseInContext) has a pet monkey.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: During ''Beauty and the Beast'', he laments how the line "May the devil himself splatter you with his dung" still sounds beautiful in French.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: What is ''Trash Humpers'' about? Well, you know how ''{{Cats}}'' was about cats...?
** The plot of ''The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, Her Lover'' is about... well, a cook, a thief, his wife and her lover.
* FaceDoodling: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Ven in TheStinger for the ''Sleeping Beauty'' review]]
* FanDisservice: After watching ''Film/KenPark'', he says "I used to like sex. Now I can never touch a human being again!"
* FascinatingEyebrow: A signifier that you should BewareTheNiceOnes, such as when he discovered that Hollywood remade one of his cherished German films into a [[Film/CityOfAngels Nic Cage vehicle]].
* FlatWhat: He summed up [[Film/OttoOrUpWithDeadPeople ''Otto (or, Up With Dead People)'']] thusly:
--> "So, a gay zombie political documentary porno. ....[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Wat]].
** Oan opining that he'd rather be watching ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''.
--->'''Snob:''' Pah! Creator/RogerEbert [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19910315/REVIEWS/103150304/1023 gave that zero stars]]. Therefore, [[ReviewsAreTheGospel I hate it!]]\\
'''Oan:''' ''(wounded)'' ......[-what?-]
* FlippingTheBird: ''Haxan'' ending with a title card reading [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: SLUT. ]]
[[note]]Scandinavian for "The End".[[/note]] Oan takes great offense at this.
* FreakierThanFiction:
-->'''Snob:''' ''(rubs eyes)'' Wait a minute, wait a goddamn second... You're telling me that there's a 400-year old public domain script involving incest and murder called "'''''[[TisPityShesAWhore 'Tis Pity She's a Whore]]'''''", and the intellectual crowd ''likes'' it?
* FridgeHorror: InUniverse. He comes to the conclusion that the orgy in ''Perfume'' would have incest and sex with children due to people bringing their families to the execution.
* FromBadToWorse: Oan experiences a string of these near the end of ''Film/KenPark'':
-->'''Oan:''' "Yes, director, I ''will'' allow myself to be filmed while drinking beer and simultaneously urinating. For the craft." [[TemptingFate I don't think it can get grosser.]]\\
* [[ParentalIncest cue molestation scene]] * \\
'''Oan:''' That was the most despicable thing I will have ever seen in my-\\
* we cut to another character covered in blood * \\
'''Oan:''' Oh, God, he [[KickTheDog killed the three-legged dog]], didn't he? I mean, I can't imagine him doing anything worse than that.\\
* it's revealed that actually, the blood was from [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope the character stabbing his grandparents]] * \\
'''Oan:''' [[SarcasmFailure D:]]
* FunetikAksent: After dealing with the cavalcade of outrageous accents in ''Film/BloodForDracula'', he finally puts up subtitles that transcribe everything phonetically ("What the heck is a 'sackhufbens'?")
** It comes back sporadically in his ''Film/FleshForFrankenstein'' review. ("Come to Serbia! Try the 'nasum'!")
* GagCensor: Just about any time a CensorBox has to be used.
* GagDub: He had to interrupt a review and hire somebody[[note]]Obscurus Lupa[[/note]] to overdub the screechy voice of Paw Paw. (''The Future'') He soon regrets it.
-->"And then... I died. Holy Sheeeet. Eeeesshholes."
* GeniusBonus: [[invoked]]Due to the nature of the show, he of course likes to slip a few into the reviews.
* TheGimmick: The reviews for ''[[BadBadActing Slacker]]'', ''[[TheMusical The Man who Fell From Earth]]'' and (where it's lampshaded) ''[[SilentMovie Haxan]]''.
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: Delivers this to the camera (re: the Nostalgia Chick) when he's obliged to 'correct' her opinion on a film's message.
-->"You! You! Yes! You, Chick, you! '''YOU''' should be explaining this to '''ME'''!! I am ''offended''! ''Offended'' that I have to spell this out for you, I mean '''DEAR GOD'''--!!" [[[ThrowTheBookAtThem hurls book at the wall]]]
** A positive example to the Snob, who suggests they [[EnemyMine join forces]] to corner the grindhouse '''and''' the arthouse. ("I ''knew'' there was a reason I respected you.")
* GivingUpOnLogic: All too often. Though he should be credited for stubbornly, irrationally clinging to the hope of a hidden message.
* GodwinsLaw: Couldn't get past the ending of ''Film/{{Jubilee}}'' without constantly going back to the fact that there was a short scene featuring what he described as "Old Man [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]]".
-->"This film just Godwinned itself!"
** Also noted in the case of [[Creator/IanMcKellen Ian McKellen]]'s version of [[Film/RichardIII Richard III]].
--->'''Oan:''' Godwin, Godwin, God-WIN! Godwin, Godwin, God-WIN! Godwin, Godwin, God-WIN!
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: At the end of RefugeInAudacity [[MindScrew insanityfest]] ''What Is It?'', Oancitizen decides "If you can't beat 'em..."
** Likewise, he had Roo from ''Website/ClanOfTheGrayWolf'' on as a cameo to help explain the video game references in ''WeAreTheStrange''. It doesn't go well for him.
--->"It's here that Roo's notes read '[[ApocalypticLog Oh my God I can see forevarrrglblahhhh.]]'"
** Most of ''{{Zardoz}}''.
** ''Revolutionary Girl Utena'' reduces him to a cackling lunatic.
** ''Eat the Schoolgirl'' leads him to hogtie Diamanda Hagan in a bathtub and then attempt to dress her up as a snail.
*** Though part of that was apparently the result of being loaded with horse tranquilizers and having his testicles removed, as once the tranquilizers wear off he can't remember a thing.
*** Coincidentally, it was also a nod to ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}.''
** After mailing Oancitizen ''Freddy Got Fingered'', the Chick and Nella go to his hotel room and find a RoomFullOfCrazy.
* GoneHorriblyRight: At the end of ''Film/ASerbianFilm'' review, the NATO officer calls it a horror movie that's actually horrifying.
* GotMeDoingIt: In his crossover with WebVideo/SomeJerkWithACamera, Kyle keeps trying to spell out Jean Cocteau's last name in the final line of the song.
-->'''Kyle''': C-O-C\\
'''Jerk''': *snickers*\\
'''Kyle''': C-O-C-\\
'''Jerk''': K!\\
'''Kyle''': C-O-C-\\
'''Jerk''': K!\\
'''Kyle''': C-O-C-K oh fuck it.
* GroinAttack: In the ''{{Zardoz}}'' review, Oancitizen takes "The gun is good! The penis is evil!" a bit too literally - he whips out a gun, walks into the bathroom, aims it at his crotch, we cut to black just as the gun goes off...
-->"AAAAAAHHHH! OHHHHHHH! [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope How did I MISS?!]]]]"
* HappyPlace: '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmDoT1TXV3k Sir John Fucking Gielgud reading Tennyson over the music of Gustav Holst!]]'''
** PRETENTION NIRVANA.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: His view on ''TheDoomGeneration'', which bills itself as "A Heterosexual Movie" and may go a bit over the top in proving. "Straight, straight straight straight straight straight straight! Penises going ''into'' vaginas, all the time!"
* HeadTiltinglyKinky: ''Feminism and Pornography''.
* HeManWomanHater: What the metaphor in ''Anatomy of Hell'' presents men as; Oancitizen even namedrops this trope.
* HehHehYouSaidX: In his ''Film/ASerbianFilm'' review: "Ha ha! His name is Fuckmir!"
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Many of the regulars at the Film/{{Shortbus}} Club. For example, Doctor Donut.
-->'''Oan:''' I wanna see ''that'' guy's movie.
* HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath: After viewing ''Freddy Got Fingered''.
** In a far more metaphorical sense, the film ''Blue''. With absolutely no visuals save a rich shade of blue, the mind effectively hits a brick wall, and is given the freedom to interpret it solely within the context of the narration -- in effect, making it ''everything'' to the viewer as well.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With his artist and BFF, Ven Gethenian.
* HilariousInHindsight: InUniverse. ''Film/NakedLunch'' features a creature that Kyle can only describe as a "[[Film/TheHumanCentipede human centipede]]".
* HollywoodNerd: [[http://twitter.com/#!/KyleKallgren/status/86564777190629376 When not wearing his trademark suit,]] he makes one hell of a type 2.
* HumiliationConga: Goes through a big one in his ''Melancholia'' reviews, where most, if not all, of the reviewers who make cameos insult him, and he appears to hold them in high regard--Obscurus Lupa sarcastically wishes his 50th video is awful, [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] chews him out for fixating on scientific accuracy over symbolic importance, and Diamanda Hagan posts his mobile phone number on Twitter as retaliation for not wanting to talk to anyone. [[RageBreakingPoint He finally snaps]] when Jesu Otaku calls him up to suggest another crossover that would [[ButtMonkey make him the butt of a joke]] regarding the AnimationAgeGhetto.
* HurricaneOfEuphemisms: He ends up using a ''lot'' of terms for female masturbation ("flicking the bean," "tickling the tuna taco," "sampling the finger food," "petting the kitty") in his review of ''Exterminating Angels''.
* HypocriticalHumor: In the review of ''You And Me And Everyone We Know'', Oancitizen introduces the main character as an amateur solo video artist, "which means she films herself alone in her room doing stupid stuff." Cut to Oancitizen, camera in hand, filming himself in front of a mirror going "Man, what a dork!"
** The opening to ''W''. But Kyle, tell us what you ''really'' think of the [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Bush]] administration!
** In the review of ''Prospero's Books'', he calls the movie pretentious for showing books that pertain to the plot before starting to read from ''The Complete Works of Shakespeare.''
** In Kyle's Website/{{Kickstarter}} video, he attempts to describe his project, starting over ''sixteen times'', before finally coming out with:
--->I'm making a movie about people who think far too much about what they say, and spend far too much time thinking about how they can say it better... [[HypocrisyNod Yeah]].
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: When Kyle asks why he should follow the queen of punk England in ''Film/{{Jubilee}}'', there is a shot of her opening a window, and she's topless. Kyle stands up and sings "I Vow to Thee, My Country".
* IHaveNothingToSayToThat: From the ''WeAreTheStrange'' review:
-->'''[[BuffySpeak Black and White Thingy]]:''' Then we will celebrate with many scoops of iced cream!\\
'''Oan:''' I... I can't make that line funnier.
* InadvertentEntranceCue: According to the ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena TheMovie'' review, any time someone is confused by an artistic movie, Oancitizen is teleported to them against his will. WebVideo/JesuOtaku notes that now that it's known, it's highly exploitable, and he then teleports away from the review, and once back, angrily tells her to not give fans any more ideas on how to misuse the spell. This could also be a meta-joke about how Kyle become the go-to guy for cameos about symbolism and artistic topics.
** Kyle has sensitive ears and is very territorial about '''[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare PHWOOLLIAM SHAXPAHR]]''' being reviewed by others. So much so, that he gets suckered into crashing ''Hamlet the Vampire Slayer''.
--->'''Oan''': [[Theatre/TheWintersTale I have drunk and seen the spider. There is a plot against my niche, my show. All's true that is mistrusted! Thou has usurped my art, and I remain a pinched thing; Yea, a very trick for you to play at will!]]\\
'''Lupa''' (helpfully): You [[BluntMetaphorsTrauma drank a spider]]?
* InsultBackfire: "I'd tell (''Trash Humpers'') to eat my shit, but I'm afraid it might be [[TooKinkyToTorture into that sort of thing]]."
* InsultToRocks: ''Freddy Got Fingered'' - The Chick starts to ask him how this film is "Dada", only for him to shriek, "THIS CANNOT BE DADA! IT'S TOO NORMAL TO BE DADA! IT'S TOO SHIT TO BE ANYTHING ELSE!!"
* TheInternetIsForPorn: In ''Exterminating Angels'', Oan calls out his viewers for wanting raw footage of the French lesbians.
-->"You want porn (points upward), the address bar is up there!"
** From ''TheGirlfriendExperience'', on porn actress SashaGrey:
-->"[she is known for performing] extreme acts on scree. I went online, and [[SarcasmMode believe it or not]], I found some clips of her doing these acts. I had to pixelate some things though [cue entirely [[{{Pixellation}} pixellated]], flesh colored screen and loud moans]
** In the ''Even Cowgirls Get the Blues'' review, Kyle says he wasn't able to do much research into the idea of cowgirls as a radical lesbian icon because "Googling 'lesbian cowgirl' got me nowhere."
* ItMakesSenseInContext: Brought up in his review of ''The Devils'' when Grandier fends off a lover's angry father with an ApothecaryAlligator. "Okay, that requires some context. [[DefiedTrope I'm not going to give it.]]"
* ItsNotPornItsArt: He has to deal with a ''lot'' of nudity in some of his film reviews.
* JacobMarleyWarning: WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows hovers over Oan's bed at [=MAGfest=], half-hardheartedly waving his arms. Finally, he resorts to just punching him.
* LampshadedDoubleEntendre: ''The Anatomy of Hell'' opens with its female protagonist getting slapped by a random man, who then just stands there looking sullen. Wordless apology, or is she just handing him a stick of gum?
-->'''''[unzips fly]'''''\\
'''Oan:''' Hey, he ''did'' want some gum! ...'cause her gums are in her mouth.
* LampshadedTheObscureReference: In his review of Julia Leigh's ''Sleeping Beauty'', [[ItMakesSenseInContext the protagonist being deep-throated with a small plastic tube]] is censored by a picture of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Felt Mark Felt]] and the caption "GET IT?".
* LampshadeHanging: Points out background noise picked up by his mic in his review of ''Primer.''
* LargeHam: When Kyle gets passionate and/or angry, he overacts accordingly. The most glorious example is ''Haxan'', where he doesn't speak but mugs and [[MilkingTheGiantCow gestures]] plentifully.
* LaymansTerms: So, Jason Witter replaced the original language of ''Hamlet'' with endless pop culture snark?
-->'''Oan:''' [[PurpleProse Wherefore is this columbarius film before mine eyes shown?]]\\
'''Lupa:''' [beat] Is that a real sen--\\
'''Oan: Why the fuck am I watching this turd?!'''
* LeFilmArtistique: Aside from the films, and occasional film-within-a-film, in the show, the credits sequence is styled as one, including GratuitousFrench credit "Kyle 'Oancitizen' Kallgren Presente:"
** His film school movie [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/oancitizen/miscellany-and-hodge-podge/33635-notes-from-film-school-pretension PREtension]], a parody of art films.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: A lot of the films he covers do this. In turn, he tends to leave the "camera" running on the scene to properly convey how needlessly drawn-out the shot actually is. Though usually he'll talk over it (or in the case of ''Gerry'', sing over it) to make it less painful to watch.
* LittlePeopleAreSurreal: A variant in ''What Is It?'' - apart from Glover himself, a number of topless porn stars in animal masks, and a morose man in blackface, everyone on-screen is intellectually and / or physically disabled in some fashion (mostly Down's Syndrome, although Steven C. Stewart, the man in the clam shell, had severe cerebral palsy). Not only does this have little purpose beyond eliciting confusion or causing offense[[note]]Which is, at best, 98% of the movie[[/note]], but as Oan discovers, it makes it very hard to criticize their acting skills.
* LimitedWardrobe - He wears basically the same clothes in every review.
* LongList: In ''W the Movie'', the important people in UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's administration/life that are not featured.
* LostEpisode: ''The Girlfriend Experience'' (only exists with commentary) and ''Sh*t TGWTG Fans Say''.
** And now ''What is It?'' due to legal reasons.
* MadnessMantra: ''Goodbye, 20th Century'' had "Sure, why not?"
** In ''9 Songs'', the "five-ninths" gag.
** From ''Zardoz'' "SEAN CONNERY IS DOROTHY!"
* AManIsAlwaysEager: In ''MeAndYouAndEveryoneWeKnow'', he wonders why the young man looks more depressed than excited about two girls giving him head.
* MarySue: He calls out the protagonist of ''Exterminating Angels'' on this. [[invoked]]
* MemeticMutation: Invoked at the end of the ''Twilight Of The Ice Nymphs'' review.
--> '''Oancitizen''': Now if you'll excuse me, I have to turn that whole tree thing into a meme.
* MemeticSexGod:[[invoked]] The mere sight of Oliver Reed's oiled mustache from ''TheDevils'' makes WebVideo/ObscurusLupa, WebVideo/JesuOtaku and even WebVideo/DiamandaHagan swoon. (And, by implication, any woman at all.)
* MindScrew: ''What Is It?'', both the movie and the 'sketch.'
--> '''Oancitzen''': I have three ties!
* MoneyDearBoy: [[invoked]] In the vlog for ''Anonymous'', Oancitizen suggests that Derek Jacobi took a role in the film to pay off a parking ticket.
* MoodWhiplash: [[CutenessOverload 'Aww, look at all the cute little piggies!]] They die.'
** [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara's]] cameo in the ''Melancholia'' review, to cheerfully congratulate Oan on his 50th episode, which happens as Oan is in the middle of a depressive breakdown.
** Also during the same episode, ObscurusLupa sends a video seemingly to congratulate Oan for his 50th episode... only to insult him and [[ThePowerOfHate send him further down the emotional spiral.]] Double whiplash when Lupa's cat shows up in the background and starts poking its head around.
** From ''Film/{{Shortbus}}'': "Zero to gay threeway in 0.03 seconds!"
* MusicalEpisode: ''TheManWhoFellToEarth'', reviewed almost entirely to the tunes of the songs of DavidBowie.
* NameMcAdjective: "Beardsman Von Soliloquy" (''Sleeping Beauty'')
** According to the tenets of Dogme 95, Kyle's not allowed to credit the director of ''The Idiots''. Instead, Kyle continually refers to [[spoiler:Creator/LarsVonTrier]] as "[[NameTron Depress-a-tron]] Van de [[TakeThat Nazipants]]."
* NamesTheSame: [[invoked]] Kyle starts talking about ''CloudAtlas''' TheFilmOfTheBook and that the original book is written by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Mitchell_(author) author, David Mitchell.]] Then a picture of the British actor and comedian, DavidMitchell, shows up.
* {{Narm}}: [[{{In-Universe}} Oan]] bursts out laughing while watching the performance of the main character in ''Twilight of the Ice Nymphs'' when he monologues about trees, comparing the voice to a deaf cracked-out Creator/BillMurray.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: When Mario starts chopping off Dracula's limbs in ''Andy Warhol's Dracula'', Oancitizen says the audience is probably already going through the Black Knight's dialogue from ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' in their heads, and says they really need to do some reading on media saturation.
* NeverTrustATitle: Discussed on occasion.
* NightmareFuelColoringBook: A flurry of them while describing the scenes in ''Film/ASerbianFilm''.
* NiceHat: Kyle's friend Ven is constantly seen wearing flouncy Renaissance-era feathered ''chapeaus'', and attempts to force a cowboy hat on him in his review of ''Dead Man''.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: in the Melancholia review, DiamandaHagan posts Kyle's cell number on Twitter to get back at him for not wanting to do a review with her. Contact with fans, both positive and negative helps him get through his DespairEventHorizon.]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: In ''WhatIsIt?''
-->'''Oancitizen''' (in shock): '''''NAKED NAZI {{SHIRLEY TEMPLE}} MASTURBATING WITH A RIDING CROP!'''''
* NippleAndDimed: Since nudity crops up in his video reviews, he's forced to censor it creatively. Pictures of [[VisualPun titmice, cats, donkeys, and Wii remotes]] are common, but sometimes, if he's feeling really silly, he covers them up with cropped pictures ''of nude statues.''
** ''Literature/{{Perfume}} - The Story of A Murderer'' actually managed to '''[[BrokeTheRatingScale break]]''' the censor bar.
* NoodleIncident: Oan's stint as a performance artist in college.
** Since ''What Is It?'' is a LostEpisode, his reference to its closing sketch in the review of ''Film/TheFall'' comes off as this.
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: An on-screen message pops up during [[spoiler:'90s Kid]]'s rant about the finer aspects of ''The Doom Generation'' to tell us that his words were actually part of the film's marketing.
** Assuring that his ''Series/MythBusters'' reference wasn't just random. Jamie Hyneman really did work the special effects on ''Film/NakedLunch''.
** The most memorable line in ''Sleeping Beauty''. Kyle just made you think too hard about labia!
** In his video about ''{{Film/{{Anonymous}}'', when the film gets into the Anti-Stratfordian theory about how the "real" Shakespeare was also the bastard child of [[TheVirginQueen Queen Elizabeth]] and unknowingly committed incest with her, and siring another bastard child, the video displays the text: "THIS IS WHAT ANTI-STRATFORDIANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE".
* NotSoAboveItAll: During his crossover with Film Brain on ''The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen'', FB catches Oan reading the graphic novel and calls him out on it. Later, Oan is raging over the movie's many changes from the book, and realizes he's become a fanboy.
* NotSoDifferent: In the review of ''TheGirlfriendExperience'', he 'inadvertently' draws similarities between escort and porn websites, and being an internet reviewer. At the end of the review, he goes to work on his other job, as a host on webcam site [=LiveJasmin=]
** Possibly one of the reasons some see him as a WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob ripoff is that the difference between a lot of his "arthouse" films and the Snob's exploitation movies seems to be purely InNameOnly, as they both tend to contain similarly dark and disturbing content. (The other reason is that Kyle is a straight version of what the Snob is a parody of--a sophisticated cinemaphile.) This is lampshaded in the ''Film/TromeoAndJuliet'' review.
*** The TGWTG menu screen even described his crossover with WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob as "A sheltered, hairy, condescending man who talks about porn for a living meets a a sheltered, hairy, condescending man who talks about "erotica" for a living!"
* NotSoStoic: He very rarely breaks down or goes over the top, making those few instances much more powerful (i.e. [[TheScream his reaction to a disturbing scene]] in his review of ''Alice'').
* ObligatoryJoke: Has openly stated he will not do some of the obvious jokes, as they would be "[[DefiedTrope Too easy".]]
** "Creator/KennethBranagh plays Hamlet. Emphasis on '''[[LargeHam HAM]]'''."
** "Here's a diagram -- a primer on ''Primer'', if you will. [snooty chuckle] Huzzah."
** The characters of ''The Doom Generation'' invoking the [[AThreesomeIsHot Power of Three.]]
--->"I'm more than three-fourths of the way through a film starring RoseMcGowan, and I finally make a ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' reference. Go me."
** ''Tideland'''s deranged beekeeper. "Aaaaand [[TheWickerMan meme]] in 3....2....1..."
** When a character in ''Ken Park'' randomly asks his girlfriend's mother, "can I eat you out?", Kyle explains that even though it's become cliché, he now ''has'' to play the infamous scene from ''Film/SharkAttack3Megalodon''.
** ''Hamlet the Vampire Slayer'':
--->"This guy must be on loan from ''[[Theatre/ARaisinInTheSun A Raisin in the Son of the Living Dead]]''. A theatre joke, thank you! ''(to Lupa)'' [-[[IsThisThingStillOn Don't use that take]]-].
** "[[PimpMyRide Yo dawg, I heard you like dogs]], so put a dog in ''Ghost Dog'' so Ghost Dog can watch a dog and -- oh, screw it."
** ''The Devils'' ends with (caption and voiceover "AND NOW: THE MOST OBVIOUS JOKE I COULD POSSIBLY MAKE") "She got to [[{{Pun}} bone him after all]].", and canned [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny sounds of applause]].
** His verdict on ''W'': "[[EverybodyKnowsThat Heckuva job]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_D._Brown#Hurricane_Katrina ,]] Alfie."
** On ''Even Cowgirls Get the Blues'': "Two thumbs up."
*** On feminists shrugging off the tyranny of douche bags:
--->"Gus, have your ideas ever felt...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N91XsdrBqUY not so fresh?]]"
** The ''Series/TwentyFour'' jokes whenever Kiefer Sutherland appears on-screen. (in ''Melancholia'', he even lampshades with "Well, that was an easy joke") He can kill you with a bathtowel; try [[IAmNotSpock buying him as a different character]] after ''that''.
--->"Oh, don't worry. It's normal that it's taking our atmosphere that ''we can't replace''. Stop being a wuss! Oh, right, I forgot. It's only taking the air that '''non-badasses''' need."
** In ''WRMysteriesOfTheOrganism'', he even anticipates and puts the text "OVERUSED JOKE" as he plays "OOOH YEAH!" and pastes the Kool-Aid Man over a man breaking through a wall.
* OddCouple: With Obscurus Lupa in their ''Hamlet the Vampire Slayer'' review; he's a highbrow critic and serious intellectual, she's a cheerfully goofy schlock reviewer who doesn't understand long words.
* OdeToJoy: Accompanies the words "'''OMG A CUT'''" when Warhol finally runs out of film.
* OhCrap: During the "Otto" review, when he realizes he is about to see a gay zombie orgy.
** During the ''Trash Humpers'' review (bear in mind, babies... don't tend to fare well in these kinds of movies):
-->"Was that a baby?...(''looks horrified'') '''''Was that a baby?!'''''"
** Yet again during ''The Brown Bunny'', when he discovers, to his abject horror, that the film is revisiting ''Film/{{Gerry}}''.
--> "...''No.'' Oh, '''''no'''''..."
** He realizes one second too late that he's invoked [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]] and mentioned a Civil War [[RealPersonFic real-person]] SlashFic.
* OhMyGods: '''"SWEET HEAVENLY MITHRAS!"'''
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In most reviews, even if he dislikes a movie he'll at least attempt to analyze it. That said, you can tell he ''particularly'' doesn't like ''Film/VaseDeNoces'' when he quickly starts raging only a several minutes in, complete with ClusterFBomb, {{Angrish}} and generally ranting throughout the review.
-->"This symbolizes the fact that [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment the director wanted this to be symbolic]] fuck this I'm not reading into this."
* OrphanedPunchline: Catching the end of a speech by DiamandaHagan in ''TheDevils'' review:
-->'''Hagan:''' ...and that's why I'm generally in favour of puppies.
* OverlyLongGag: "TREES!"
** 55.5555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555...
** The point in his review of ''Film/{{Gerry}}'' where he tries to make up background music... a cappella style.
--->"[[SuspiciouslyAproposMusic OOOOOHH I WOULD WALK FIVE HUNDRED MILES AND I WOULD WALK FIVE HUNDRED MORE...]] ♪"
* PapaWolf: In universe, he will get [[BerserkButton very angry]] if women, children and animals are harmed during a film he is reviewing. Out of universe, he's very much this for his fellow reviewers, especially [[WebVideo/ObscurusLupa Obscurus Lupa]], who he's publicly defended on many occasions.
* PhantasySpelling: Oancitizen jokes that Mandragora from ''Twilight of the Ice Nymphs'' is "also probably a place for people who spell 'fairy' as 'faerie.'"
* PassThePopcorn: Admittedly as what he's doing is in fact watching movies him breaking out a bowl of it in a review normally would be considered a normal film watching activity. However he's an arthouse film reviewer which people don't usually associate with popcorn, therefore he uses it in his review of ''Film/GhostDogTheWayOfTheSamurai'' to highlight the more action movie aspects of some of the scenes.
-->''(stuffing his face)'' "Ohh, right, the--the appropriation of foreign philosophies and the separation of idiosyncratic cultures, yeah, yeah."
* ThePlotThickens: [[Film/{{Primer}} "...Into a 65 pound lump of unshaped concrete."]]
* {{Portmanteau}}: ''The Devils'' is "Sacri-''larious''."
* PrecisionFStrike: "Jean-Claude Brisseau, '''fuck you.'''"
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: His rap at the end of the ''Ghost Dog'' review.
-->'''RapCritic:''' [[AnythingButThat Kyle, NO! There's no way you can make this look good!!]]
* PsychicNosebleed: Happens as Oancitizen struggles to talk about ''A Serbian Film'''s messages... then he [[DespairEventHorizon snaps out]]. (in the bloopers, Kyle points out that given how much corn syrup he put on his nose for the scene, that could have been actual blood!)
* {{Pun}}
** Lampshaded by Oan himself, who sincerely apologizes. (''Tideland'')
-->"He's turned [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest her mummy]] into a...{{Mummy}}."
** Set up with a with a full-screen card and booming voice for ''TheDevils'':
--> '''AND NOW: THE MOST OBVIOUS JOKE I COULD POSSIBLY MAKE'''
** Let's talk about [[{{Melancholia}} the Apocalypse]]. ''[[Film/ApocalypseNow NOW]]''. ''(wiggles eyebrows)'' That was barely a pun.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: '''''GET....ME...[[NukeEm NATO!]]'''''
** ARE. '''(SLAM)''' VIDEO. '''(SLAM)''' GAMES. '''(SLAM)''' ART-- [[DecidedByOneVote of course they are, that's not even a question]].
* RageBreakingPoint: Happens during the review of ''A Serbian Film.'' PlayedForLaughs.
** Also in ''Gerry'' after he a [[LeaveTheCameraRunning "walking-through-the-desert" scene]] gets on his nerves.
* ARareSentence: "[[WeAreTheStrange The blood was laughing at me.]]"
** "There aren't enough scenes of him arguing with the moon." (''The Future'')
** ''Sweet Movie'' wastes no time scrambling Oan's brain.
-->'''Oancitizen:''' Then an OB/GYN unicycles into the room and -- [[ICantBelieveImSayingThis I just said that sentence out loud]], didn't I?
** He repeats this little gem several times during 'Goodbye 20th Century':
-->'''Oancitizen:''' Nazi Harry Dumbledore punches Santa Claus in the face.
** [[http://blip.tv/brows-held-high/brows-held-high-a-serbian-film-bloopers-5601086 They raped a fictional baby!...I'm really saying this out loud aren't I?]]"
** The first (translated) sentence of ''Exterminating Angels'' is: "The lampposts are in need of their long scarlet coats." Oancitizen ''dares'' the audience to explain what that means. There's also a later reference to "blood of airports...flooding blue grass."
** "Hamlet's a cheerleader. Why is Hamlet a cheerleader?"
* RealSongThemeTune: "Procession of the Nobles" from ''Mlada'' by Rimsky-Korsakov.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The NATO official Oancitizen calls to have Serbia wiped out.
* ReferenceOverdosed: Used mainly to showcase similar tropes or ideas in more mainstream movies to help de-mystify the films to his audience.
* RefugeInAudacity: He comes to the conclusion that ''A Serbian Film'' is attempting this, and since TrueArt always crosses a line of some sort, this is why he must review the movie despite WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob and {{Phelous}} having also done it before.
** "What Is It" was deliberately filled with all sorts of offensive things, the point being that the audience was to decide which of them was actually offensive. Oan takes umbrage at this, though, and says, "This is not art. This is ''{{troll}}ing!''"
* {{Retraux}}: The intro to ''BHH'' shows a montage of auteur films, beginning with classics such as ''Citizen Kane'' and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers ending with]] ''Film/{{Gerry}}'' and ''Trash Humpers'', giving them the illusion of being [[DeliberatelyMonochrome old-timey films]].
* RootingForTheEmpire: During his review of the RobertoBenigni version of ''Pinocchio'', Oancitizen's loathing of the fifty something hyperactive actor's portrayal of the six year old puppet drives him to cackle and cheer for any character attempting to harm or murder the title character. [[invoked]]
* {{Rule 34}}:
** "Yes, Internet, there exists communist porn."
** The review of ''Sebastiene'' contains a joke about UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar {{slashfic}}s.
* RuleOfCool: When discussing the 1995 film of ''Film/RichardIII'' and its setting in the 1930s, he cut in with "TANKS! SHAKESPEARE WITH TANKS! ''I LOVE THIS!''".
* RunningGag:
** During scenes involving male bodily fluids, Oan would take a sip of milk from a wine glass. Lampshaded during his review of ''Sebastian'', when he can't believe it has become one.
** StephenFry's "tweets" in ''The Discovery of Heaven''.
-->"Woman carrying my child hit by a falling tree. FML."
** During ''Film/{{Jubilee}}'', he would point out two "affectionate" guys are brothers, then say "Ew."
** ''A Serbian Film'': "NEW! BORN! PORN!".
** Any episode exploring Shakespeare will usually mention how his words inspired "everyone. Everyone! ''Everyone.''", with each "everyone" punctuated by examples that gradually fall down the pop culture hierarchy.
* SarcasticClapping: ''Tideland'' taking the honor of being the 8,524th ''Literature/{{Alice|InWonderland}}'' reference ever made. ''"A round of applause'', everyone."
** A standing ovation for Old Man's story in ''Sleeping Beauty''. Not adulatory toward the actual speech, just for the fact that it's finally ended.
--->"Bellisimo!"\\
"Encore!"\\
"Who the '''fuck''' said encore?!"\\
"Please, [[DisproportionateRetribution put down that knife--!]] ''([[AudibleSharpness schinng!]])'' '''AAUGH!'''
* ScareChord: Plenty in ''Room in Rome'' regarding a succession of reveals the characters make.
* TheScream: Time to introduce Lupa's favorite Shakesperan characters: Rosenchad and Guildebrad! "[[TotallyRadical Yo!" "'Sup?!]]"
-->'''Lupa:''' Geddit? [[DontExplainTheJoke Rosen]]-- [-hey, where'd you go?-]\\
[cut to bathroom door]\\
'''Oan''': NYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAOHHHGODIWILLNEVERRRAAAAAAAAAUUUUUGHGH!!!
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: His reaction to some scenes in ''Alice''.
* SelfDeprecation: Oancitizen. Apparently, the man ain't gettin' any. He is quick to point out flaws and mistakes during commentaries.
** During his ''Film/NakedLunch'' review, he "telepathically" confesses that he does this show to cover up his insecurities about his intelligence.
** The longstanding "Cinema Snob ripoff" charge was spoofed in their crossover together.
--->'''Snob:''' Oh, come off it. We're nothing alike. Your suit is....[[IResembleThatRemark green]].
** ...Along with Kyle and Brad's dodgy acting.
--->'''Brad:''' You didn't even memorize your lines!\\
'''Oan:''' ''(looks down at script)'' "I have no idea what you mean."
** On the supposed panty-peeling attractiveness of Oliver Reed: "I just don't see the appeal of round-faced, dark-haired snobby guys with prominent facial hair."
** His oft-cantankerous persona on Twitter was directly addressed in ''Melancholia.'' It turns out that Oan has been grappling with depression and ennui, and he has chosen to document those arguments with his fellow contributors on video for posterity. "I get in a funk sometimes."
* SelfInsertFic: He describes ''Exterminating Angels'' this way.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The man likes his syllables.
** Used to make a point about ''Primer'''s boring cast. "These aren't characters. They're biological plot point initiation units!"
** Referring to his viewership as "''{{ahem}}''... [[{{Nerd}} enthusiasts of pop culture esoterica]]."
** Unfortunately, his gift for verbage fails him when trying to understand anime tropes.
** "Ah, beg your pardon, I have an inquiry. What is the semiotic denotation of a 'pinky promise'?"
--->'''Lupa:''' I just heard '{{Blah blah|blah}} big words pinkie promise,' so I can't help you.
* {{Sexiled}}: For ''NineSongs'', he claimed to have put a sock on his doorknob. In the ''Film/{{Shortbus}}'' review, he does it again.
* ShapedLikeItself: From the ''WRMysteriesOfTheOrganism'' review:
-->'''Narrator:''' In our sick society, everyone is sick.\\
'''[[DeadpanSnarker Oan:]]''' ...and our bad writers are bad at writing.
** And again in the ''Sleeping Beauty'' review:
--> '''Oancitizen''': And yeah, I know you're all going to think I'm calling it dull because of the slow pace, and the soft-spoken dialogue, and the dullness...
* ShipTease: Between him and his [[ItMakesSenseInContext trashcan.]]
* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/BrowsHeldHigh Now with its own page.]]
* ShownTheirWork: Oancitizen makes a point of extensively researching the films he reviews, as he feels they deserve a thought out analysis.
** In the vlog for "Anonymous," just off the top of his head he mentions a ton of stuff about Shakespeare and his contemporary historical figures.
* ShutUpHannibal: Oancitizen gets '90s Kid to shut up by telling him that Music/{{Nirvana}} is directly responsible for the existence of {{Nickelback}}.
** He also delivers an amazing comeback to Lars Von Trier's nihilistic worldview at the end of his 50th episode.
* SickAndWrong: The man does not scare easily. Anything involving child exploitation makes him cringe, however.
* SignatureScene: Discussed. The common conclusion is that a film with one of these has little else going for it. [[invoked]]
* SilentMovie: His review of ''Haxan''. (he even uses the soundtrack of ''TheArtist''...)
* SlobsVersusSnobs: Well... A {{Fanboy}}-ish Snob Vs. Nitpicky {{Caustic Critic}}s. In his review of ''[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast La Belle et la Bête]]'', Oancitizen plays the pretentious snob who looks down on others for not getting it. While SomeJerkWithACamera and [[TheCameo many others]] play the nit-picky, uncultured, [[AccentuateTheNegative overly-negative]] slobs. Unlike most examples, both sides are mocked to some degree.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The "Dreams of the Witch House" episode.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Kyle himself. He will rarely swear, but when he does, it's either a striking PrecisionFStrike or a full out ClusterFBomb.
* SoundtrackDissonance: He decides to play the happy music from the scene after the death of [[Disney/{{Bambi}} Bambi's mother]] during the act cards in Film/{{Antichrist}}.
** He also jokes that playing stirring orchestral music over the puking scene in ''Film/SweetMovie'' would likely later inspire the choice of soundtrack for [[ShockSite 2 Girls 1 Cup]].
* SpecialEffectsFailure: [[{{In-Universe}} He laughs]] uproariously at the fake severed head in ''Film/FleshForFrankenstein''. "God, it looks like one of the [[Series/{{Thunderbirds}} Thunderbird pilots]]."
* SpoofAesop: "So the moral of [''Tideland''] is: children are sociopathic morons!"
** "[[DrugsAreBad Parents who reanimate the dead have children who reanimate the dead.]]" (''Andy Warhol's Frankenstein'')
** "So just remember, when you're trying to settle serious relationship issues with your special lady, '''[[FauxSymbolism bust her water main open]]''' and then invite her to dance. She'll be thrilled! ''[[RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena]]'' told me so!" [[invoked]]
--->'''Jesu:''' I think you're beginning to [[SanitySlippage lose your mind.]]
** "Proper decorum must be maintained at funerals and incestuous weddings" is one of the few things Oancitizen could take away from ''Goodbye Twentieth Century''.
* StartOfDarkness: More like start of snarkiness but KenPark was this for Oancitizen. The movie was the first were he couldn't say a single nice thing about the character in it.
* StayInTheKitchen[=/=]StrawMisogynist: ''Anatomy Of Hell'' closes with him [[spoiler:coming to terms with his gender's inherent misogyny and calling his mother to tell her.]]
* StealthInsult: He ends the ''Anatomy of Hell'' review by commending [[StrawFeminist Catherine Breillat]] for "teaching [him] so much about [[HeManWomanHater the male psyche!]]"
-->'''Oan:''' [dials phone] Hi, mom! Yeah, I just got done watching this French film and--'''''FUCK YOU!'''''
** His epitaph for ''Film/{{Gerry}}''. Hey, it did '''one''' thing fantastically right.
-->"You ''really'' feel like you're lost in a desert. The scenery is repetitive, the sounds vacant. You wander aimlessly, every minute spent praying that the end to come. It will come when you reach the finish, or it will come with your own death. Hell, at some points you even begin to feel a little dehydrated at this movie. And should you emerge alive, you spend every waking minute wishing that you had never taken that wrong turn (or pushed that play button) and been dropped into a vast wasteland, traumatized by the void that you were dropped into -- and may never escape.
** In his student film, "[=PREtension=]", his actors try to figure out the symbolism behind the movie. They end up realizing he's calling them God's crap and promptly leave.
* StealthPun: The title. While he reviews "Highbrow" films, many of the films we see tend to raise Oan's eyebrows in a different way.
* StepfordSmiler: Oan spends the majority of ''A Serbian Film'' review in this state. [[spoiler:Until he snaps, complete with [[PsychicNosebleed profuse nosebleed.]]]].
** Oan's trials in the ''Melancholia'' review mirrors Justine's in the film. His review is constantly interrupted by fellow contributors wishing him a hollow "Happy [=50th=]", forcing Oan to act elated while inwardly seething.
* StockScream: The Howie Long Scream is used in his symbolic illustration of an autoclitoridectomy.
* SuddenlyShouting: When he compares Cocteau's work with the surrealists in the second part of the Beauty And The Beast video:
--->'''Kyle''': Sure, a man with a mouth on his hand is weird, but people a few theatres over could see a man '''''SLICING A WOMAN'S EYEBALL IN HALF!!!!!!!'''''
* TakeThat: Halfway into ''Exterminating Angels'', he realizes that the entire film is basically a parade of thin, attractive women acting horny around a dumpy middle-aged man. What follows is a snippet from a Robert Palmer music video.
** Observing the witch's broom in ''Haxan'', Oan laments that it's ninety years later and [[Film/HarryPotter we still can't make broom-riding look any less dorky]].
** From the same film: an obese monk with the ability to fly. Oan strokes his chin in puzzlement, then envisions [[{{Dune}} Kenneth [=McMillian=] in a flying fat suit]] and becomes disgusted.
** And ''this'' shot is clearly a metaphor for Kirsten Dunst trying to escape [[{{Film/Spider-ManTrilogy}} the films of Sam Raimi]]...
** In ''Melancholia'' we learn that Justine's parents divorced following a heated argument over whether it was more embarrassing to be in ''Tender Loving Care'' or ''Zardoz.''
* TemptingFate: In ''Tideland'', Oan compares the ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice]]'' themes to that older, creepier film he already covered.
-->"Well, at least they got rid of that cheesy, creepy stop-motion animation and [severed doll's head comes to life] -- '''''BLUUAAGH!'''''
** Since it's [[AnimationAgeGhetto animated]], Oan is confident that explaining the themes and symbolism of ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' will be a trifling matter for his mighty brain.
** After being thoroughly mindfucked by the ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' movie, Oan resolves that he'll never let himself get roped into reviewing an allegedly deep animated show or movie again. Then the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic bronies]] get a hold of him.
** Since ''Tromeo and Juliet'' is busy drowning itself in [[ParallelPornTitle pornographic Shakespeare puns]], Oan decides to join in, too.
--->'''Oan:''' Please. No ''[[Theatre/TitusAndronicus Titties Andronicus]]''? No ''[[Theatre/{{Coriolanus}} Glory Hole Anus]]''? No ''[[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream A Midsummer Night's Cream]]''?\\
'''Snob:''' ...[[PoesLaw That one actually exists]].
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Claudius' death in ''Hamlet'' (1996). "Oh I have to poison him? That's boring--'''''[[FallingChandelierOfDoom EAT CHANDELIER, BITCH.]]'''''"
* TimeTravelTenseTrouble: Oan runs into this while viewing ''Primer''.
-->'''Oan [[ActingForTwo #3]]:''' I haven't yet to have eaten since three days yester-tomorrow.
* TooSoon: [[invoked]] After seeing a stark funeral with black-clad mourners in a pure white room in ''Goodbye, 20th Century'', Oancitizen asks, "So, who wants to bet Steve Jobs' funeral looked exactly like this?" He then raises his arms in triumph as "TOO SOON" appears to fanfare.
* {{Troll}}: The entire point of ''What is It?'', at Glover's own admittance -- the film is a string of offensive scenes and imagery, done facetiously to question if such things are genuinely offensive. Of course, most trolls aren't quite as litigious about perceived theft of their work.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: A lot of his points are attacking this notion, either directly calling it out, or pretending to defend it while obviously twisting in logical knots. [[invoked]]
* UnexpectedGenreChange: His review of ''AngelsInAmerica'' is a completely serious, highly emotional piece that has nothing negative to say about the film and ends with him directly urging the audience to educate themselves about [=HIV=].
* TheUnfairSex: Turns up a ''lot'' in the stuff he reviews, be it averted, subverted or played straight. Of particular merit in this regard is ''Film/{{Antichrist}}'' and ''AnatomieDeLEnfer'', which deconstruct and defend this trope, respectively.
* UnsoundEffect: ''WANK!''
* UnstoppableRage: A couple of movies has Kyle to completely lose it. He lost it at the end of ASerbianFilm, to the point were he begged NATO to bomb Serbia. VaseDeNoces starts off with him screaming and swearing to the heavens and goes from there.
* VerySpecialEpisode: His AngelsInAmerica review, made in honor of World AIDS Day.
* VisualPun: His censor bars are all about this.
-->"You have NO idea how long it took me to think of a good visual pun for "[[NineSongs footjob]]".
** To the point that he's genuinely distressed that he can't come up with censor-bar puns for ''Otto'', and just resorts to descriptive text on boxes.
* VomitDiscretionShot: Does this after making a ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' joke, which obviously is anathema to his high brow nature.
* WaxingLyrical: In ''Anatomy'': "She gets unimpressively naked and [[{{Music/Madonna}} lets you know what it feels like for a girl. Lets you know what it feels like in this world for a girl]]."
** In ''{{Film/Zardoz}}'', "They're all, 'Oh, [[Music/{{Queen}} I am immortal. I have inside me blood of kings]]' and '[[Film/{{Highlander}} Here we are. Born to be kings, we're the princes of the universe.]]'". Oancitizen lampshades shortly later. (specially as he had already used "WhoWantsToLiveForever" before, as "it's a movie with immortals with Creator/SeanConnery. I had to use Music/{{Queen}}")
** ''{{Theatre/Hamlet}}'' tells [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir the story all about how his life got flipped turned upside-down]].
--->Ah, Fresh Prince. Well, in the words of another [[GetoBoys famous rap lyric]], "Die, motherfucker, die, motherfucker, die."
** In ''Film/KenPark'', after the "Thom Yorke-looking kid" has a sex scene with a woman who has had work done on her breasts: "[[{{Radiohead}} She's his fake plastic love, and she wears him out. She wears him out.]]"
** Alfred Eaker's mistress taking him, shall we say, "[[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Down where it's better, down where it's wetter.]]"
** When listening to the cheesy tango on the soundtrack of ''Room in Rome'', he begins singing "[[Theatre/DamnYankees Whatever Lola Wants]]".
** His review of ''Shame'' has an epic mash-up used to drive home his point that [[BigApplesauce there are a LOT of songs written about New York City]]:
--->''Is there a single square inch of New York City that doesn't have a song written about it? Like, is this something you New Yorkers do? Like, they wake up in the city that never sleeps, and so they say goodbye to their Coney Island babies and take the A train to find a rose in Spanish Harlem or see those dancing feet on 42nd Street, but they get no offers, just the come-ons from the whores on 7th Avenue?''
* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Upon viewing stock footage of the Katyn massacre that was spliced into ''Sweet Movie'', Oan's screaming face is replaced by a test pattern.
-->'''Oan:''' ''[[Film/CannibalHolocaust CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST]]'' [[EvenEvilHasStandards DIDN'T USE REAL BOD]]--!! ''(cuts feed)''
* WereStillRelevantDammit: [[invoked]] Joked about with on ''Sleeping Beauty''. His opening book for this was ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''.
-->"This is still an automatic punchline, right?"
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: [[invoked]] One of the main reasons that Kyle finds Creator/JanSvankmajer 's ''[[{{Film/Alice}} Alice]]'' so frightening is that it ''was'' originally intended to be a kid's movie.
* WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt: He discusses on how Nasa names a giant planet that might crash into Earth and exterminate all life something as negative as "Melancholia".
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic: One of his in-universe specialties is finding deep symbolism where it almost certainly doesn't exist. This is emphasized in his early blog posts and "Between The Lines" videos.
-->'''Oan:''' Would it be too didactic to reference Grotowski's ''Toward a Poor Theatre''?\\
'''Lupa:''' I have no idea what any of those words mean.
** Played around with in his review of ''Film/ASerbianFilm''. Instead of discussing much of the film's plot, Oan instead discusses much of Serbia's dark history and how the emotional turmoil of the Serbs translates onto the film. [[spoiler:None of this stops him from calling NATO and asking them to bomb Serbia.]]
*** On a serious note, he says in the commentary that he does honestly believe that this interpretation was what ''A Serbian Film'''s director was going for, just that the message gets lost along the way.
** Oan analyzes ''Vase De Noces'', saying it's probably about man's relationship with nature. Then he reads the creator's explanation about how the main character's autistic and realizes they just wanted to make a movie where someone fucks a pig.
** Oan thought the reason ''Cloud Atlas'' uses very badly done {{yellowface}} for all the Asians but the main character was so that we sympathize/identify with her and not the villains as a result of them falling into UncannyValley. And then he finds out they originally wanted NataliePortman to play the role.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: [[invoked]] Slumming it in the AnimationAgeGhetto with WebVideo/JesuOtaku, Oan encounters the [[YuriGenre lesbian romance]] in ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'':
-->'''Oan:''' Don't they know there are children watching this?\\
'''JO:''' Am I going to have to [[Film/ThreeHundred Sparta kick]] you out of the window? [cracks her knuckles]
* WhatTheHellHero: In the ''Film/TromeoAndJuliet'' {{crossover}} review with the Cinema Snob, Oan gets called out for trying to blow up Serbia in his ''A Serbian Film'' review.
** FilmBrain calls him out when he starts over analyzing and criticizing the science behind the gas giant about to hit the Earth in ''Melancholia'', telling him he should've picked up that it's a metaphor for depression and subject to a heavy amount of ArtisticLicense. Unfortunately, it only serves to add to his growing HeroicBSOD.
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: The jokes in ''Melancholia'' start out upbeat, but as the review progresses, Oan is clearly lamenting his choice of 'career.' He finally resorts to flatly announcing, "[[/folder]]

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Has developed a phobia for bunnies.
-->"...Well, bunnies, chocolate, snails... trash cans, Italians-- this show is ''not'' healthy for me!"
** We can add "Paw Paw's" voice to that list after ''The Future''.
* WordOfGod: [[invoked]] Oan will sometimes quote the filmmakers explanations for their films, often to make fun of them.
* YouCanTurnBack: From the intro to ''Trash Humpers''.
* YouCantHandleTheParody: He attempts it while watching ''Zardoz'', but fails due to [[GotMeDoingIt absorbing too much]] of the characters' speech.
-->''[[SpockSpeak The truth is a thing thou cannot handle!]]''
* YouNeedToGetLaid: After watching ''Film/WRMysteriesOfTheOrganism'', Oancitizen starts believing that if he doesn't, he will be driven to murder.
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