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  • The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ★★★½

    how do you like your blue-eyed boy
    Mister Death

    dr. chilton is the law-abiding reflection of buffalo bill; he, too, has a basement full of human-shaped things to flay to build himself up - he merely picks at their brains instead of their skins, and seeks to clad himself in renown and respectability. (I told this to a professor, and he liked the take. I then said he was worse than buffalo bill, and he was a bit less enthusiastic)…

  • Urban Legend

    Urban Legend

    ★★

    squanders one of my favorite topics.
    my cousin and her friend said "great bod" abt every woman on screen.
    kinda slut-shamey (classic horror move)

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  • The Death of Stalin

    The Death of Stalin

    ★★★★

    Who the fuck in their right mind would want everlasting life? The endless conversation.

    what does it say about me that I find this one of the ultimate comfort movies? it's obviously a betrayal of my tankie heritage, and maybe that's part of the fun.

    My comfort movies can't be too straightforwardly heart-warming. it makes me wistful and nostalgic. they have to have teeth, bite, a reassuring cynicism. it's essencial - anything too earnest and my brain realizes I'm trying…

  • Footloose

    Footloose

    ★★★½

    Can Christians dance? just dance, not praise the Lord in dance (is such a thing possible? is dance not the ultimate praise of the body, intoxicating when it comes from within? the real problem is not the bodies touching, or the legs kicking up skirts - a girl alone would be just as much in the wrong, for to dance, even far from prying eyes, awkwardly, in baggy pants, is to give thanks for having legs, for their inescapable materiality,…