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  • Lady Vengeance
  • Duel
  • The Devils
  • Four of the Apocalypse

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  • The Glass House

    ★★½

  • Skinamarink

    ★★★★

  • Bones and All

    ★★★½

  • Sick

    ★★★

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  • The Glass House

    The Glass House

    ★★½

    Holy shit, I have vivid memories of watching bits and pieces of this as a kid on hotel cable and could never remember what it was.

    Anyway, it's pretty boring and way less thrilling than I remember. I will say though that it is kind of astonishing how good even shitty PG-13 thrillers looked 20-odd years ago in comparison to most of the unremarkable schlock we get today.

  • Skinamarink

    Skinamarink

    ★★★★

    Really interesting to rewatch this in a theater. On the one hand, it was super cool to see such a relatively big cineplex crowd be so engaged for something as experimental and demanding as this for 100 minutes. Much like my experience watching Inland Empire in a theater, this was one of the rare times I've been to the movies in the last couple of years and actually felt a pulse in the room; whether everyone liked it or not…

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    There's a moment in Taxi Driver when Travis Bickle is balancing his TV set with his foot. There's a light tension in the air as it oscillates back and forth between the force of his foot and gravity. Ultimately it falls over, and its assured destruction is perhaps the film's most obvious parallel to Travis's own downward spiral. Teetering on the edge in his own mental illness and isolation, Travis is very much that TV set.

  • As Above, So Below

    As Above, So Below

    ★★

    Turns out the real philosopher's stone was the friends we made along the way.