• Trust

    Trust

    ★★★★★

    An abusive family dynamic mutates the notion of trust. There is the idea that said trust erodes completely, but I believe that it continues to permeate, albeit through a severed membrane. These are the first relationships you've come to have known. This is the unit through which the rest of your life has been captured. It is impossible to divorce one's self entirely from this bastardized trust, and yet that is often our prime directive, whether through self-destruction or complete…

  • Love & Pop

    Love & Pop

    ★★★★

    an existentialist take on subsidized dating (Enjo kōsai) in japan, its inherent exploitation of children, and its relation to one central question: What goes on in the mind of a Teenage Girl?

  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★★★½

    i just took a heroic dose of ketamine, dare me to make an action movie?

  • The Tenant

    The Tenant

    ★★★★

    trans polanski, but make it kafkaesque. thats my review of the movie. im not going to explain further. thanks.

  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    ★★★★½

    three hours of anti-irish propaganda

  • 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."…

  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa

    ★★★★½

    you get to see the puppet's cock and balls

  • 8½

    ★★★★

    art is a selfish reconfiguration of the past into what we think it ought to be, and it's also wanting to fuck other broads that aren't your wife

  • Mad Max 2

    Mad Max 2

    ★★★★½

    Archetypal "dude" movie (and it rocks).

  • Fellini Satyricon

    Fellini Satyricon

    ★★★★★

    Stream of consciousness, surrealist execution of an incomplete myth: the feeling of a never ending odyssey, which lends itself greatly to the hypnotic feasting/fucking/fighting laden within every Greek/Roman text. Not the typical hero's journey, or much of a quest, moreso a gay, orgasmic fever dream through which one drifts. Beautifully nightmarish, and coherent in its incoherence, I've never quite seen a film like this.

  • Blazing Saddles

    Blazing Saddles

    ★★★★

    I Lol'd