Zack

Movie nerd, music nerd. King Gizzard and David Lynch πŸ’•

Favorite films

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Day for Night
  • Eraserhead
  • In the Mood for Love

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  • All Quiet on the Western Front

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  • Storm Boy

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  • Bambi

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  • Minding the Gap

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  • TÁR

    TÁR

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    Wow. This movie was written by a straight white guy for a straight white woman, about a predatory queer white woman to be played by said straight white woman. And it's not even good. (Someone tell me again why no one seems to have been mad about TΓ‘r competing for the Queer Lion at Venice this year.)

    Also, I don't know how anyone can look at this movie and think there's supposed to be any question or ambiguity about Lydia…

  • Men

    Men

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    Absolutely brilliant. There are so many things this movie is doing with gender issues (both as we seem them today and how they relate to human history), the perpetuation of toxic behavior and malicious perspectives, and the role religion has had in the terrible and terrifying ways women have historically been dehumanized in the name of male privilege, insecurity, and self-preservation.

    Reading a lot of comments online about this movie being shallow or obvious, however, I really find myself thinking…

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  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front

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    I really wish this wasn't supposed to be an adaptation of the novel. There's a good movie in here about the power dynamics of maniacal, unforgiving leaders and the foot soldiers they use to do their bidding. But this "version" of All Quiet on the Western Front loses much of the emotional and philosophical weight of its source material by changing up the story, re-framing the perspective of the events, and focusing more on the big picture of World War…

  • Infinity Pool

    Infinity Pool

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    Pitch black satirical commentary on the elite mixed with psychedelic reveries of the grotesque. Abstracted discourse on the state of post-Cold War Europe meets visceral science fiction, equal parts disturbed and philosophical. Not to mention the unbarred brutality, orgiastic sensory explosions, and a detailed eye for the unnerving and wicked. Brandon Cronenberg has reached farther into the abyss of debasement, depravity, and hellish destruction. But with Infinity Pool he has also walked farther out from under the shadow of his…

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  • The Menu

    The Menu

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    A totally enjoyable, self-aware dark comedy/satire with a killer performance from Ralph Fiennes and the always baddie Anya Taylor-Joy. This isn't exactly breaking new ground in cinema, but The Menu is a fun, thrilling, and super funny take on the whole "group of shitbags get invited to a sketchy get together" subgenre.

  • Triangle of Sadness

    Triangle of Sadness

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    I've previously said that certain movies "have everything" but I guess I just lied all those times because Triangle of Sadness really has everything. This film is not only a wild experience of pretty much the entire spectrum of human emotions, but exactly the kind of artistic masterclass you get when a creator understands that cinema is manipulation and humans are just animals. Ruben Γ–stlund is a total genius, an utter madman, and an absolute treasure of a filmmaker and storyteller.

    Watch out, Adam McKay, there's someone else gunning for the title of Greatest Modern Satirist...