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  • The Mangler

    The Mangler

    ★★★★★

    a little throwaway detail here: the detective's wife being a victim of a car crash, comes in pretty late in a film that shows the aforementioned detective never driving straight throughout the entire runtime. ballard said how the way we act outwardly about car crashes is very different from perhaps how we really feel. for if we were really scared of getting in a crash, none of us would ever go near a car again; but we do. something about…

  • Out 1: Spectre

    Out 1: Spectre

    ★★★★★

    takes the spectacle out of noli ma tangere and crushes the entire thing into a single dense amalgamation of plots, cut into each other at what seems random at first, but rivette never leaves anything up to chance, he just makes it seem like he does. while marie closes the 13 hour game with her gaze gliding across the screen as if to turn over the last page of the book, colin closes this one reaffirming the takeaway most of…

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  • Rosa la Rose, Public Girl

    Rosa la Rose, Public Girl

    ★★★★★

    can’t stop thinking about the scene where julien takes rosa’s hands out of his pants and kisses them as she breaks down, receiving the first real act of affection, coming from a fellow daily wage labourer who understands the gravity of working with your hands; whether its to paint houses or its to successfully tame men by simply grazing their cheeks with your fingers and looking at them like you really want them. rosa breaks down, all because someone looked at her and didn’t see a machine for the first time in her life.

  • Knight of Cups

    Knight of Cups

    ★★★★★

    Once the soul was perfect and had wings and could soar into heaven as only creatures can. But the soul lost its wings and fell to earth, there it took an earthly body, and now while it lives in this body no outward sign of wings can be seen, yet the roots of its wings are still there and the nature of these is to try to raise the earthbound soul into heaven. When you see a beautiful man, the…