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  • Varda by Agnès

    ★★★★★

  • Making Dazed

    ★★★★

  • Dazed and Confused

    ★★★★★

  • Thirst

    ★★★★

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  • Varda by Agnès

    Varda by Agnès

    ★★★★★

    (Criterion Challenge 2021 - 45/52 - Directed by Agnes Varda - Varda by Agnes by Agnes Varda. Not quite a Palindrome, but close enough).

    "Art should surprise us." (Passerby walking by an art installation of photos on the street during Faces Places)

    Inspiration. Creation. Sharing. I also really, really want to visit (or live?) in one of those Film Shacks, where it's an art installation/structure where everything is lined with reels of film.

    The final film by Agnes Varda is…

  • Making Dazed

    Making Dazed

    ★★★★

    This movie is just so pure and good at being what it is. Nostalgia isn't rosy. It's gray. And full of bong resin. It also kind of blew my mind when Linklater said that Wally Wiggins getting paddled was a metaphor for himself getting Initiated into Hollywood filmmaking.

    Thank God for Jim Jacks.

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  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★★

    Credits:
    Godzilla - Himself
    King Ghidorah - Himself
    Mothra - Herself
    Rodan - Himself

    DAMN right!

    At its best, an umabashed love letter to Japanese monster movie fans, and I mean that as a compliment. Michael Dougherty also manages to have solid sense of big blockbuster movie pacing, and we get if not fully dimesional then more interesting human characters than the 2014 film... Though on further reflection, this is an edit a week later after writing this, there are...…

  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    ★★★★★

    "So horribly sad. How is it I feel like laughing?"

    Seriously, it's a strange thing for me to give this 5 stars because it almost feels like a duty to do so because of its status as a classic thriller and for its set pieces... actually that's not really true, but I'll get to what I love about the movie in a moment.

    I think that Hitchcock here is doing (and try to follow me on this) what JJ Abrams…