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  • Star Garden
  • Landscape Suicide
  • Damnation
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  • Ace in the Hole

    ★★★★

  • The Damned

    ★★★★★

  • Property Is No Longer a Theft

    ★★★★

  • Wanda

    ★★★½

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  • Landscape Suicide

    Landscape Suicide

    ★★★★★

    Tennis Balls: A Symbolic Thesis

    “And then also, again, still, what are those boundaries, if they’re not baselines, that contain and direct its infinite expansion inward, that make tennis like chess on the run . . . the true opponent, the enfolding boundary, is the player himself.” -David Foster Wallace

    Landscape Suicide begins with a sequence repeatedly showing a woman serving tennis balls. At first glance, it may appear as though what we are witnessing is the same shot played…

  • Dog Star Man

    Dog Star Man

    ★★★★★

    Lady Grasshopper reposes ‘neath a setting sun, tired from her day’s errands, yet sleepless from the residual energy of the bustling afternoon. The tangerine sky becomes dark; dusk settles and calmly turns to night. With dreams her paint brush and the starlight her canvas, the weary Lady Grasshopper begins to imagine…

    Lady woolgathers solar apertures and rupturing planetoids. Kaleidoscopic visions fill her brain’s gray matter, and suddenly her head becomes an iridescent gallimaufry of all the colors in the rainbow.…

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  • Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole

    ★★★★

    “Tomorrow this’ll be yesterday’s paper and they’ll wrap a fish in it.”

    When you have sold your soul to the circus, you can never buy it back.

    Billy Wilder hides tragedy in plain sight with his first real work of complete auteurship (and, as American audiences weren’t at all ready to be exposed to these kinds of truths in 1951, his first major flop) Ace in the Hole. Wilder picks apart a sensationalist media giant that would only grow larger…

  • The Damned

    The Damned

    ★★★★★

    This is just Succession (2018) Nazi Edition, and Helmut Berger’s character is definitely Roman.

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  • Paint Drying

    Paint Drying

    Hey everyone! I just wanted to thank each and every one of you who read my write-ups, leave comments and were kind enough to press that follow button. I feel very lucky to have hit 1,000 followers after only about a year of being active on Letterboxd.

    The last few years of my life have been both an incredibly difficult and transformative time for me. Struggling with getting clean, my mental health, losing my 17-year old cat Magic, my family’s…

  • La Notte

    La Notte

    ★★★★½

    Architectural and ideological decay lead to a new kind of ennui; the kind that turns us all into displaced and depressed malcontents, and this phenomenon affects the middle class the most, as they are the most susceptible to a yearning for more since their basic needs have already been met.

    When you don’t have to worry about where you are going to sleep or what you are going to eat, you have time to worry about other things. It is…