• True Romance

    True Romance

    ★★★

    he must've thought it was whiteboy summer. it ain't whiteboy summer is it?
    so dumb so sweet. still have to fast forward the gandolfini scene.

  • The Last Boy Scout

    The Last Boy Scout

    opening scene of this would be the equivalent of 9/11 for a lot of people if it happened irl. not only because it was before actual 9/11 but also bc of the way americans relate to their televisions.
    have to agree with Evil Fred Armeson when he says "you think you're so fucking cool don't you?" because yeah he does, and the movie's world lets him be, always getting the last word. it's a tragic misuse of 90s Bruce Willis,…

  • All About My Mother

    All About My Mother

    now this is the riverdalecore maximalism that i need. (when i say im an utter wretch im not kidding.) lots of synchronicity with irl stuff over the two days that divided first viewing.

  • Beforel Orel: Trust
  • Watchmen

    Watchmen

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “The greatest lie ever told about love is that it sets you free.” -On Beauty, Zadie Smith

    - The Fool card is card number zero, the number which is shaped like an egg. It is empty space but it contains infinity, knowing nothing as potential wisdom. Crucially though, it is also just some dumbass stepping off a cliff.
    - one step forward, three steps back, on every possible level. unambiguously pro-cop.
    - could go through character-by-character but the main two…

  • Minority Report

    Minority Report

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    - her name's "Anne Lively" and you drowned her in the river? really?
    - Face Without an Eyes?
    - really is just the Obi-Wan subplot of Attack of the Clones (the best part of my favorite Star Wars)
    - another on the list of films I can say I like better than Blade Runner
    - can maybe respect an ending designed specifically to generate youtube theory videos
    - will be watching again like 50 times

  • Cobra The Animation: Time Drive

    Cobra The Animation: Time Drive

    somebody smarter than me should definitely do a Haraway-style reading of Terasawa's work in relation to the female robot, how they're all the same body they all just have different loyalties to male protagonist/antagonist and are used as tools by both.

  • Cobra The Animation: The Psycho-Gun

    Cobra The Animation: The Psycho-Gun

    he's Barbarella... for the fellas!
    It's definitely not the way to actually fix things, but I sometimes think that maybe japanese animators should be banned from depicting women at all, and it should all just be muscleman shows. (Baki the Grappler is not the solution to every problem, he's just the solution to MOST problems).
    Cobra's at least only interested in ADULT women tho, and all his one-liners are so obvious it's farcical, so you really can never hate the…

  • The Skin I Live In

    The Skin I Live In

    I had all the plot details spoiled ahead of time partly because I was under the impression it was more of an "extreme cinema" thing than it actually was. Had similar experience with Ex Machina, but where that film is more of a laser pointed to the eyeballs of silicon valley scumlords, this one is more of a "so ignorant it's insightful" general purpose button pusher. Some of the critical response reminds me of how people sometimes are about certain…

  • Cockfighter

    Cockfighter

    more or less a Werner Herzog sports anime (no rating because I enjoyed but they definitely killed some birds. RIP Birds and RIP Monte Hellman)

  • The Great Dictator

    The Great Dictator

    the original austin powers!!!

  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

    editing photography etc all the work of a master craftsman of course but at the end of the day this is a jesus movie, and i can only feel so much for a jesus movie