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  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Down with Love
  • Smiley Face
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

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  • You Hurt My Feelings

    ★★★½

  • Kokomo City

    ★★★★

  • Theater Camp

  • Eileen

    ★★★

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  • Dead Ringers

    Dead Ringers

    ★★★★½

    “In October 1982, David Cronenberg was reading the daily paper when he stumbled across a Far Side cartoon called 'Cow Tools'. He was so perplexed and inspired by the enigmatic panel, that he decided to make a live-action feature exploring the psyche of a cow driven mad by a need to recreate the aforementioned tools. Realizing the difficulties of working with an actual cow, Cronenberg shifted the story to focus on a pair of twins (Jeremy Irons) who dress in…

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  • Beyond Utopia

    Beyond Utopia

    ★★★★½

    revolutionary. one of the best, most informative, most harrowing, most important documentaries i've ever seen. using hidden camera footage, candid interviews, crucial historical context, and so much more, it thoroughly and bravely reveals truths about North Korea that the Kim regime has gone to great lengths to cover up. there is so little in-depth reporting about the relatively new country's atrocities because it's virtually impossible to get anything in or out, much less record. it's a minor miracle that these…

  • Infinity Pool

    Infinity Pool

    ★★★★

    (NC-17 cut—see comments for more info)

    freaky, funny, goopy, gory, GREAT! a charred-black class satire, a speculative sci-fi, a fluid-filled horror, and an erotic phantasmagoria all at once. together, Alexander Skarsgård and Mia Goth explore the body's capacity to repulse and delight, to entrap and liberate. extreme close-ups of the leads' facial features envelop the frame; the lens purposefully distorts background characters' heads into orbicular blobs. in a world with (almost) no consequences, how far would the wealthy go in…

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  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    first watch: fight club is the best movie ever made
    second watch: fight club is a deep commentary on the dangers of consumerism
    third watch: fight club is a disgusting cesspool of toxic masculinity and it’s not as deep as its fanboys think it is
    fourth watch: fight club is a critique of toxic masculinity and it’s deeper than its fanboys think it is
    fifth watch: fight club is the best satirical gay romcom ever made

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

    the masculine urge to cope with your step-uncle’s pointed homophobia by storming outside and aggressively hula-hooping