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  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Fight, Zatoichi, Fight
  • Heat
  • The Ladies Man

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  • The Death of David Cronenberg

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    In an attempt to not repeat what others have already said about this film, I’m just going to address a minor moment that I haven’t really seen or heard other people talk about. 

    There is a key moment in Boogie Nights where Jack Horner, a porno filmmaker, is informed that he must switch from shooting his movies on film to shooting them on video. Horner responds to the news with anger and the spectator (as well Horner himself) gets the…

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    *extended version*

    "you boys are 'bout all i've done in life otherwise i've drawn zilch... you're all I have. you're all I want to have. my sweet boy."

    First, a few new thoughts about the film as a whole (regardless of the cut):

    Last Sunday, while sitting outside a coffee shop doing homework, I was struck by a little boy. The boy was walking with his mom and sister to the BounceU (a trampoline amusement center) directly next door to…

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  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    if i were peter parker i’d simply be spider-man *and* let myself get pussy. what an idiot.

  • Old

    Old

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    there’s a classic bit in this where the racist doctor starts to get alzheimer's as he ages and then becomes even more racist.

    it’s absolutely insane to me that one of the critiques that has been circulating online over this current stage of discourse around m night shyamalan has to do with him “not understanding human emotion”... what kind of fucking nonsense is that?!? the sequence where vicky krieps and gael garcia bernal grow old together is one of the most real, human scenes in recent memory.

    really really regret seeing this at an outdoor screening as opposed to a real movie theater.