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hostagekiller. ratings are not well thought out. this is not a list of every movie i've ever seen.

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  • Vagabond

    Vagabond

    ★★★★

    Transiently framed, bits and pieces of a dead bum's past cobbled together into a depiction of what "freedom" in the modern age entails. A not-too-likeable drifter drifting through France with no realizations, just fleeting interactions, a piecemeal life that never arrives, either dies or keeps walking. The unromantic hobo journey.

  • The Brown Bunny

    The Brown Bunny

    ★★★½

    It seems like this film is "love it" or "hate it" but I found it to be middle of the road. The issue with capturing loneliness vérité seems to be that you run the risk of crafting a piece of work that is too close to reality: boring, meandering, aimless. Your character study then crippled by a refusal to adhere to arcs, bits of piecemeal that guide us along and let us go "Oh, aha, so that's what that was."…

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  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels

    ★★★★★

    the filmic equivalent of dream pop, just absolutely mesmerizing, beautifully lit, not a single shot in here that doesn't splash with colour and mood, all carefully hinged upon the feeling of a city's night, three loners, one long road. the god-archetype of "the mood piece".

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    ★★★★★

    Machinist bodyhorror wherein the industrial is a sexually transmitted disease that leeches on, putrefies and purifies its unsuspecting but soon-to-be-accepting subjects. This movie's so extremely abrasive both audibly (bitching soundtrack) and visually; at times leaning into full on experimental animation with a maximalist slant that is hard to not fully appreciate if you have any leaning towards art as confrontation. I loved this. It ends with metaphorical gay sex implied to subsume the world. Absolutely insane and unafraid to be so. So fucking sick.