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  • Beau Travail

    Beau Travail

    approaches and processes masculinity as an organism running on conformities perpetuating of repression. the rigidly synchronized group movement of soldiers suggests an existing communal idea of appropriate behavior and it's through the emotional suffocation of this system that they are dehumanized and reduced to involuntarily mimicking the rugged harshness of their environment as they assign their personalities to that of the authority figures in place to maintain a strict order discouraging displays of venerability and internalizing glimmers of sexual expression.…

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    Long Day's Journey Into Night

    really want to write something in-length about this but I'm just way too overwhelmed by everything going on here. I saw Tarkovsky, Kar-Wai, Claire Denis and Bela Tarr all mixed-in together in a dreamscape of moody, hyper-textured freeform cinema where notions of streamlined narrative cohesion are secondary to baroque musings on singular emotions, elemental pieces of sound and image and motion designed to illicit not an analytical deconstruction of what they might "mean" but a viscral response to the emotional…

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  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★

    there was a very long uncomfortable silence after I was done watching this movie, I felt very drained and had a lot to contemplate over, that was fun.

  • King of New York

    King of New York

    ★★★★★

    Some of most disbondend readings of gangster cinema this side of De Palama's Carlito's Way, an absolutely all-consuming Christopher Walking performance standing in the middle of one of the most busy casts ever, Lawrence Fishburne's line readings of the likes of: "they're for the bullet holes, puta!" set against a stright-faced Wisely Snipes and powerful work form David Caruso and Giancarlo Esposito with an additionally amazing one-scene turnout from Steve Buscemi. This is only my third foray into Ferrera's back…