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  • A Poem Is a Naked Person
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • French Cancan
  • Memoria

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  • Bouquets 1-10

    ★★★★½

  • Massacre of the Christians by the Chinese

  • Brigadoon

    ★★★★★

  • Everybody Wants Some!!

    ★★★★½

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  • Bouquets 1-10

    Bouquets 1-10

    ★★★★½

    Starts somewhere near MOTHLIGHT and eventually ends in the world of À PROPOS DE NICE with a brief detour through the sex scene in LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN. 

    All joking aside, incredible and dusts an idea I had in 2011 similar to this (which I promptly abandoned after Hype Williams’ “Stupid Hoe” video dropped). 

    Couldn’t recommend it more.

  • Two Weeks Notice

    Two Weeks Notice

    ★★★½

    Many strange things on this rewatch:

    1. It finally clicked that Lawrence clearly told Hugh Grant to play the role like Cary Grant (á la THE AWFUL TRUTH, say)
    2. What a bizarre screenplay structure
    3. I don’t want to go overboard and compare him to people far above his weight-class but there’s some narrative sophistication here that reminds me a wee bit of Lubitsch (without any of the visual acuity that made Lubitsch who he was)

    Anyway, weird (good weird) movie, need to get some Sallittists to watch this to see their read on it and time/space/movement.

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  • Jackass Number Two

    Jackass Number Two

    ★★★★½

    This has six great scenes and no bad ones.

  • Vinyl

    Vinyl

    ★★★★½

    Sci-fi in micro. Kinda insane that this is 6 years before the Kubrick adaptation because it feels as though it were made in direct contrast to Kubrick's fastidious vision. Kubrick tries to recreate a whole world, Warhol provides only a peephole. Kubrick's version exists (almost) entirely without contemporary references, sealed off from the world that's viewing the film. Warhol wants the opposite. He wants you to think of James Dean or The Outsiders when the protagonist first appears. He layers the…