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  • Mr. Freedom
  • Scarecrow
  • The 10th Victim
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  • Gunman in the Streets

    ★★★

  • Ahed's Knee

    ★★★

  • The Sin

    ★★★★

  • War on Everyone

    ½

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  • Sometimes a Great Notion

    Sometimes a Great Notion

    ★★★★

    You know what’s an underrated film genre? Logging movies. Not Letterboxd logging, I mean movies about being a logger. Boy does Newman capture the awe and danger of the job/lifestyle, making you wonder how the actors and cameramen even got out of this film shoot alive. Toss in a delightfully sinister Henry Fonda, born-again Richard Jaeckel, level-headed fuck up Michael Sarrazin, and too manly to feel Newman himself — you got yourself a goddamn American film.

    Which is as flattering…

  • Greaser's Palace

    Greaser's Palace

    ★★★★

    Embarrassed how long I had been putting this one off in fear I wouldn’t like it — of course I’d like this, it’s an irreverent acid western riffing on Christianity but without any sort of deep religious or philosophical commentary. Unless you want to count a comparison of the spiritually orgasmic experience of being touched by the Lord to that of finally taking one giant shit after days of constipation. Is this your card? Is this your card? Is this…

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  • Gunman in the Streets

    Gunman in the Streets

    ★★★

    Considering how ruthlessly mean our main character is here you’d think it would be more fun. Thankfully Simone Signoret is here to be the only character with any depth in a sea of caricatures. Dane Clark as the vicious gangster is downright obnoxious, making mistake after mistake and yet still bullying everybody around as if he’s the only one with a brain. It makes sense for his character but you never have any idea of what Signoret still sees in…

  • Ahed's Knee

    Ahed's Knee

    ★★★

    Road to fascism is paved with good intentions. 

    Considering I thought Synonyms was one of the best movies of the last decade this was kind of a huge let down. Scattered, bizarre, nervous, anxious… so much of this feels overcooked — over compensating for what it so glaringly lacks. Perhaps this would’ve landed better if I knew more about the day-to-day of Israeli life? As is it feels both hit-you-over-the-head blunt in parts and yet profoundly foreign in others. 

    Also felt like Lapid should just do a buncha music videos and get it outta his system.

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  • Belladonna of Sadness

    Belladonna of Sadness

    Oh god, what a load of shit. The best I can say about this is that the illustration style is beautiful. Oh and if you ever wanted to see a clam go to town on a snail, or an alligator eat out a woman, this is the movie for you.

    This movie is for your penis, by your penis and about your penis. I'm having a very hard time seeing where anybody saw 'feminism' in this other than the weird…

  • The Way We Were

    The Way We Were

    ★★★★

    This isn't the story about people who drift apart because of politics, this is the story of a woman with convictions (whether you agree with them or not) and intelligence, and a wuss-ass (drop dead beautiful) white boy who has never had to care about or fight for anything in his life.

    They're initially attracted to each other because they each have something the other wishes they could possess. For Redford, Streisand represents the exciting world of fringe living, of…