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Favorite films

  • Stalker
  • Close-Up
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Blow Out

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  • Corruption

    ★★½

  • The Fall

    ★★★½

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    ★★★

  • Full Time

    ★★★★½

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  • Corruption

    Corruption

    ★★½

    What a deranged interpretation of 60’s culture. The kind of thing Antonioni satirizes in Blow-Up. Maybe I’m reaching because of the pervy photographer thing. 

    Anyway, it’s almost artistic the way every performance feels so terribly campy and fake—including Cushing in all his skittish neutrality. It’s a few super hard kill scenes in a muddled movie with an inappropriate score. 

    Corruption is scuzzy…not evocative like Eyes Without a Face, though not entirely uninspired. You can see the intent even if it isn’t very effective. Plus, lasers.

    (US Theatrical Cut)

  • The Fall

    The Fall

    ★★★½

    Aurally discomforting. Severe and uncomfortable. It’s like three minutes of credits though.

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  • This House Has People in It

    This House Has People in It

    ★★★★

    So, I watched this 11-minute short, then immediately watched this 100-minute analysis on YouTube.

    The bottom line is This House Has People In It is less of a short film and more of a web of creepy websites, pictures, databases, emails, and videos, and you'd really be missing the point of the short if you didn't explore any of it.

    It's like a creepypasta short. While I wouldn't want this to be a trend, I do think it's an incredibly…

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★★

    This is something else, even for Cronenberg. Meditative and melancholy with a dark dose of kitsch, story takes a backseat to a weird array of characters discussing Cronenberg’s typical obsessions.

    But even with a danger of coming across too directly, beneath the skin Cronenberg examines himself through Tenser; afraid of the evolution of modern horror, the film regresses, mixing devolving technology with new bodies. (The title is the same as one of his earliest films after all.)

    Crimes of the…