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  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★★★

    I remember the extreme hate for this film when it came out. Boy, those folks must feel like real dumb dumbs now.

    A heartbreaking, horrific and artistic masterpiece. Though the core story of a severely damaged girl is easy to see, I love that Lynch keeps the rest of his story open to interpretation. Speaking of which:

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    After watching The Return, I interpreted the whole tale as such: A young girl dreamed of being a homecoming queen and everyone…

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    ★★★★★

    A perfect film.

    When I first saw this, at the drive-in, when I was seven, it scared me more than anything I'd ever seen. I fell asleep that night out of pure exhaustion, but the next evening I knew I had just gotten lucky. There was no way I was going to sleep that night. Nor would I let my family. I still remember my 2 year old brother's sobbing face, his hand reaching out to me as my dad…

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  • The Nobodies

    The Nobodies

    ★★★★★

    Really effective mockumentary that plays like Ed Wood... but only those final, super depressing years.

    Every shift in tone is completely successful. There are some absolutely hilarious moments (my favourite being when we are shown a very, very bizarre scene from the movie, and then we cut to all the old town folk lining up to see it), there are many genuinely sad moments and quite a few moments that will anger you, seeing how people treat those who are…

  • Knife in the Water

    Knife in the Water

    ★★★★★

    It's simply remarkable how every shot is interesting when 99% of the movie is shot on a small boat.

    And Polanski's idea of basically having a chamber piece on a boat, where the "captain" can represent anyone in power, is genius. It works incredibly.

    I do kind of wish the Criterion DVD didn't skip subtitling large portions of dialogue they probably thought was unimportant though. Maybe time for a reissue?

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  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    ★★★★★

    Insanely entertaining and smart to boot, this is a perfect case scenario for when I don't feel a film is too long despite it's massive run time. Hell, when there are so many ideas and the pace moves at a good rate, I would've been happy to watch the longer cut.

  • In the Tall Grass

    In the Tall Grass

    ★★

    Could be worse.

    They could be in a cube.