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  • Whity

    Whity

    ★★★★

    One of Fassbinder's boldest experiments. I hesitate to label it an outright masterpiece, though.

    Full review at Cinema Talk.

  • Shadow of Angels

    Shadow of Angels

    ★★★½

    I imagine I would like this a lot more if Schmid's ultra-saturated visuals were a bit easier to decipher. Or, in other words, if there was a copy of this that looked nicer than the VHS rip I have. As it is, I can still appreciate what is one of Fassbinder's most dense and profound texts.

    Full review at Cinema Talk.

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  • Kicking and Screaming

    Kicking and Screaming

    ★★★★

    This is pretty much my life right now. No, not hooking up with Parker Posey, but the post-graduating living with your parents, jerking off every day, being unemployed, and getting drunk as much as possible hits so close to home. Also, it's really funny. I'm not sure how I'm going to go back to Rohmer for my talky sad comedies when Chris Eigeman isn't there.

  • Taipei Story

    Taipei Story

    ★★★★

    "It cannot be said that Taipei is a modern and Western-style city, in the same way that one could affirm this of Shanghai, for example. Rather it is an example of some generally late-capitalist urbanization (which one hesitates, except to make the point, to call postmodern), of a now classic proliferation of the urban fabric that one finds everywhere in the First and Third Worlds alike." - Frederick Jameson, The Geopolitical Aesthetic

    "How was Los Angeles?"
    "It's just like Taipei."…