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  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Baal
  • 24 City
  • Point Break

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  • Dune: Part Two

    ★★½

  • Dune

    ★★★½

  • Wild Strawberries

    ★★★★

  • Pain & Gain

    ★★½

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  • 6 Underground

    6 Underground

    ★★★

    Bay has invented a new form of consciousness. His work is so revolutionary, so ahead of contemporary discourse, that it leads most to argue that his style is pure shlock, a wasteland of thought. That couldn't be further from the truth. It is telling that he named his production company The Institute of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness. He finds traditional moviemaking wholly insufficient; simple moving images and sounds, even when the sum is greater than the parts, fall far below his…

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  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★½

    An empty spectacle. An impressive one of course, it inspires awe. And of course it's a feat to make this text legible to audiences. Beyond that there is very little human feeling here beyond the rich visual and audio displays. Watching this feels like getting locked in a modern art exhibit for three hours without your phone. I missed the first one, which, though it does so much world-building that it feels like a video game tutorial, at least offered the novelty of the new world.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★½

    I am going to fuck the worm

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  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

    Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

    ½

    In high school my friends and I did a psych class experiment to understand the concept of cognitive dissonance. We pulled students out of class and showed them the most boring video we could find on Youtube which was a seven minute video about slugs. At the end of the video we would either give participants a piece of candy or give them nothing, then had them fill out a survey evaluating how worthwhile they felt the experience to be.…

  • Pain & Gain

    Pain & Gain

    ★★½

    Perfect double-feature with The Wolf of Wall Street