Zach

We're not laughing at you, we're laughing with you.

But I'm not laughing.

Favorite films

  • Taxi Driver
  • Vertigo
  • Stroszek
  • Badlands

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  • Prey

    ★★★½

  • Summer of Sam

    ★★★★

  • Minority Report

    ★★★½

  • Dangerous Men

    ★★★½

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  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★½

    This movie really hit all the right notes... on my Wharefedale speakers and Energy Subwoofer. So props for that. I don't know if any movie has ever been so much exactly what I thought it was going to be? I kind of wanted to say that the whole franchise is overrated but by the end I'm like those froggy noises and the color-vision are still pretty cool. Despite occasionally looking nice, it often felt cheap.

  • Summer of Sam

    Summer of Sam

    ★★★★

    I never saw this. Wow it felt really long. How long was that?!! A sprawling mess or sprawling epic, I'll go with epic. Who wrote the scenes about the sexual intimacy in the marriage parts? I found this thread really interesting and well done. Probably if I saw it when it came out, I might not have been too interested in it. Also interesting Spike Lee did this film that's mainly about these Italian dudes. They don't really have too…

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  • Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

    Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

    ★★★★

    Reviewed as part of Collab Film Club


    A meditative (to put it mildly) and timely (sadly so) take on the rape/revenge genre. The protagonist, Marlina, has to deal with a bunch of creepy dudes harassing her for no reason. After they take her livestock and the head creeper rapes her, she dispenses with him and his buddies via some poison and a good machete chop to the neck. Two of them slip away. This subverts the genre a bit as…

  • Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train

    Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train

    ★★★½

    Warm Nights was a nice little discovery. This was a film I nominated along with other Australian films to be voted on by "The Collab". I had started with a list of about 30 films and whittled it down to the final five. I tried to pick ones that were underseen, a little weird, and hopefully that didn't suck. I like that this group wants to see these underseen, left-field films.

    I am a record collector and I find the…