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Favorite films

  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Unforgiven

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  • Bronco Billy

    ★★★½

  • Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

  • Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

  • Last Hurrah for Chivalry

    ★★★

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  • Bronco Billy

    Bronco Billy

    ★★★½

    "You're living in a dream world. There are no more cowboys and Indians...that's in the past."

    Mostly a comfy little found family hangout film about a ragtag traveling Western circus. It's a neat curveball from Clint and it's cool to see him being so playful with his image at this still relatively early stage of his directing career. Billy's the genuine article when it comes to gunplay, but he's plainly not a real cowboy, just the ringleader of goofy little…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, the curse that feeds on all life." - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

    Again, revisiting these after reading the source novel, and also wanted to after reading Pale Fire last year, a passage from which…

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  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Only Lovers Left Alive

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    if you could live forever - no, if you had lived forever, or close to it - what would keep you going?

    "Concerts, and a movie house, can you imagine? Mirrors used to reflect the chandeliers. And now: a car park."

    would it be art?

    if you knew Shakespeare (hmm, or was it someone else...), Bach, Chaplin - like knew knew them, personally - could you still enjoy modern art? would it bore you? would you be a snob (surely,…

  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★½

    "If I keep staring at them, one moment it'll hit me. Instinctively."

    a serial killer movie set in a country that's not inundated with these sorts of crimes and these sorts of stories. profiling is relegated to just instinct. crime scenes are trampled on. DNA evidence has to be sent to America for testing.

    i was curious as to how Bong's famous tonal juggling act would work with such grim subject matter and, predictably, he plays it off masterfully. Song…