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  • West Side Avenue
  • Couch
  • Our Legacy
  • Brother

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  • Eye Myth

    ★★★★½

  • San Diego Surf

    ★★★

  • West Side Avenue

    ★★★★½

  • China 9, Liberty 37

    ★★★

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  • Galaxie

    Galaxie

    ★★★★★

    “For me, locations and beautiful people have always been the backbone of my work.” - Gregory Markopoulos 

    Portrait-oriented films I feel have an inherent “simple” quality - both in general construction (at least the PERCEIVED make-up) as well as in how the works are taken from the audience. The generic form of portrait film involves filming a subject (persons/people) for a given reason(s) or context by the involved artists; this form, at least in my experience, allows quite a bit…

  • Haircut

    Haircut

    ★★★★

    The sensuality behind Warhol’s non-screen test yet still portrait-oriented films like Sleep and Kiss are obvious relatives to something like this film but I often hang on to the idea and handling of not just homosexuality but sexuality at large in oftentimes conflicting ways when it comes to Warhol. The tenderness of his first films like the two above-mentioned progressively seem to become more done away with as Warhol kept making films, especially when moving into works in the latter…

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  • The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him

    The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him

    ★★★★★

    The more I sit and think on the film, the more I view it as a sort-of sister film to anticipation of the night. Both these films deal ultimately in the approach of death. Anticipation is much more dire than god of day because of its conveyance of failure to persevere in the face of despair; the film ending in the aptly named “shadow man” hanging himself on a tree. It’s of the utmost importance to take into account the…

  • Lupe

    Lupe

    ★★★★

    Maybe the most immediate indicator of Lupe being an outlier in Warhol's Sedgwick room dramas or whatever you may want to call them is the use of color film and its affects. Much of the make-up of the film is much the same to that of “similar” Warhol films of this nature (by this I mean the Sedgwick-oriented ones) where we see Edie lying in bed with either a man in the room with her or making conversation with an…