Patrick Pryor

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Favorite films

  • The Cat
  • Blonde Death
  • Ernest Borgnine on the Bus
  • Ogroff

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  • Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★

  • Short Cuts

    ★★★★½

  • Phantom of the Paradise

    ★★★★

  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★½

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  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★

    A key to understanding Dune: the author was an ecologist from the Pacific Northwest who regularly gathered and ate psilocybin mushrooms.

    West of the Cascades = Caladan the water planet
    East of the Cascades = Dune the desert planet

    I don't think Denis Villeneuve ever tried a shroom in his life. Or lived in the PNW where the thought of a dried-out-husk-of-a-world strikes dread. But at least he tweaked the story enough to show how stoopid and frightening a white savior arc would would hit circa 10,191 AG or now.

  • Short Cuts

    Short Cuts

    ★★★★½

    A stacked cast festooned in the most amazing early '90s fashions, including Robert Downey Jr. in a Malcom X baseball cap / Mike Leigh's Naked long sleeve combo, glued me to the screen. But I felt like an alien observing all these young married couples with nice houses overlooking the LA skyline bicker. I work at an animal shelter in Baltimore that barely pays above minimum wage. Must be nice to paint or do monster makeup or doctor or clown or somehow waitress and sip wine and only worry about relationship issues!

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  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★★

    LEAVE MIMA ALONE!!!!!!

  • Le Bonheur

    Le Bonheur

    ★★★★½

    DRAG HIM, AGNES.

    Le Bonheur really has an axe to grind about free love and how it's basically used by men to sleep around with no perceived consequences and makes everyone involved kind of feel awful. Except the instigator who's actually into it. Loving one person would just be sacrificing the self, right? Whenever a polyamorous person lays on their spiel, I feel like they're going to hand me a copy of The Fountainhead. It's all about what makes that…