Donald Borenstein

Donald Borenstein

i dont use this enough to pay for changing my url on here from when i made this a decade ago

Favorite films

  • Close-Up
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • Born in Flames

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  • Dune

    ★★★½

  • Eternals

    ★½

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    ★★★★★

  • Jackass: The Movie

    ★★★★

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  • Mister America

    Mister America

    3 bags for no VFA footage, but an additional 2 bags for an essential & incisive portrait of the kind of pitiful grifter who defines the american cultural imagination at this point. tim heidecker's s/t character has been the only essential skewering of Trump and the politics of persona in this decade, because he gets it more than anyone else: when you strip away all the money, you get the saddest man alive, someone who simply tries to will his delusions…

  • 8th Annual On Cinema Oscar Special

    8th Annual On Cinema Oscar Special

    ★★★★★

    Tim Heidecker's career has been marked by bringing aggressively experimental filmmaking techniques into comedy, regardless of who he's collaborating with. With On Cinema/Mister America, he, Turkington, Eric Motorola, and the entire On Cinema team have skipped ahead to coming up with their own techniques, radically experimenting with form, technology, and delivery, all in the service of one of the most densely plotted narratives in contemporary fiction.

    The annual On Cinema Oscar special is always a 4 hour marathon of cringe…