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  • Witchfinder General

    Witchfinder General

    ★★★★

    metal in a way few movies that get described as "metal" are. the best hammer movie hammer never made. bloody, totally bleak, and black-hearted in its vision of the english civil war—is this a british western or a wuxia movie? ethereal and haunting like the endless black and white freeze frame scream that punctuates the end. i think they borrowed the red-paint blood from shaw brothers

  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum

    ★★★★

    "Korine’s characters are almost always searching for utopia, from the celebrity impersonators who form their own commune in Mister Lonely, to the college girls searching for a candy-colored fantasyland in Spring Breakers, to the elderly outsiders of Trash Humpers. The utopia of The Beach Bum is Moondog’s entire life. Everyone he knows excuses his behavior because he’s from a different dimension; his supposed artistic brilliance has afforded him the ability to live life however he damn well pleases.

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  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★★★★

    it thunders a lot in this movie but it never rains

  • mother!

    mother!

    not at all sure what to do with this movie. on the one hand it's the most audacious studio movie i've ever seen and it's insane that aronofsky could get people to give him 30 million to make this. but it's also the most arrogant and most self-pitying thing i've ever seen, hateful to the audience and hateful of itself. it feels like the paranoid confession note of a serial abuser. he's a deranged and self-obsessed man who cast his…