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Favorite films

  • Scorpio Rising
  • Je, Tu, Il, Elle
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Stranger by the Lake

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  • Popeye

    ★★

  • Magnolia

    ★★★★★

  • Boogie Nights

  • Hard Eight

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  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    ★★★★½

    TW: mental health, mental illness, SH, SI

    Some spoilers below

    “I fell down the rabbit hole. Like thousands before me, I started watching YouTube videos, reading creepypastas, Wiki-entries, and MMORPG forum posts, all of them written in the first-person, most of them written by kids. I was fascinated by the agreed-upon premise underlying this creative movement: that contributors would never break character, that they would never admit that the experiences they were recounting were fictional. This allowed contributors and participants…

  • Kamikaze 1989

    Kamikaze 1989

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  • Popeye

    Popeye

    ★★

    I wish I 'got' this as much as everyone else seems to. There's so much that's admirable: the sets, the costumes, Williams improving with a crying baby until it laughs, Shelley Duvall running laps around the entire cast, "He needs me / He needs me / He needs me / He needs me / He neeeeeds meeeee", but Altman's style just doesn't work for me here. I get it's the blank check appeal that most people love – but it…

  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    ★★★★★

    I really do have love to give! I just don't know where to put it!

    Don't go away, you fucking asshole, don't go away!

    Have you seen death in your bed? In your house? Where's your fucking decency?

    Have you ever been hit by lightning? It hurts. It doesn't happen to everyone. It's an electrical charge. It finds its way across the universe... and it lands in your body, and your head!

    I'll take everything at face value. I'll be…

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  • Truck Turner

    Truck Turner

    Stream-of-conscious filmmaking that blends genre after genre into something that transcends the film beyond its exploitation template. The framing alone of Hayes before every final blow against his enemies is a testament to the talent behind this film. Not to mention the unique construction of a scene involving a mortally wounded pimp walking towards his car.

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar!

    I felt like I was at a party I wasn't invited to in the first place.