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  • Chickens Scared by Torpedo
  • Skeleton of Horse
  • Go West
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  • Green Snake

    ★★★★★

  • The Saga Of Osiris And Isis

    ★★★★★

  • Napoleon Dynamite

    ★★★★★

  • Tale the Autumn Leaves Told

    ★★★★★

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  • The Saga Of Osiris And Isis

    The Saga Of Osiris And Isis

    ★★★★★

    As humans, we struggle with emotional, metaphysical, and generally abstract problems. We cope by creating stories (we claim to explain our problems). We attach Truth to these stories (we think our explanations are correct). Turning the abstract into the solidified and confrontable, we can concretely challenge it. Through this challenging, we can become freed from these struggles.

    Unarius (and their psychodramatic method) exists as a microcosm of this struggle-coping. It’s a lot easier to deal with your struggles/‘faults’ when you…

  • Napoleon Dynamite

    Napoleon Dynamite

    ★★★★★

    From the screen emerges two faces, two sisters, Decay and Growth. On these, two mouths persuade us along our path. 

    “Come back” says Decay, “and escape from this reality. Remember! Look to the past! Live there, and all that you detest can cease to exist.”

    “Come forth” says Growth “and expand with this reality. Learn! Look to the future! Live there, and all that you love can come to exist.”

    Looking towards the past, Decay dominates, stunting Growth.
    Looking towards…

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  • The Pest

    The Pest

    I've never seen The Pest in full, but I return to it's opening sequence all of the time. A powerful entity, it is, evoking such strong and strange feelings. Even beyond the racial caricatures or "problematic" nature, there's such a level of "cringe" to this that it's freeing, empowering. Every new identity we see John playing in the shower, each only seconds long, creates such intense embarrassment - for John Leguizamo, for us the viewer, for the culture that spawned…

  • Cats

    Cats

    ★★★★★

    Rating systems are a joke, and movies like Cats prove why. Just look at some of the most popular low-rated reviews: 

    a 1-star review: "it was maybe the best moviegoing experience of my life, and I will never forget it."

    another 1-star review: "a contemportary classic in double-quick time"

    a 1/2-star review: "the most fun I've had in my entire life"

    At least the truth is in the writing (I'm sure plenty of people are going into this looking for…