arlin

programmer person, distributor fellow, occasionally makes a thing. emphasis on docs.

Favorite films

  • Hoop Dreams
  • The Holy Mountain
  • American Movie
  • Koyaanisqatsi

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  • Always a Bridesmaid

    ★★★★½

  • Y2K - Year to Kill

    ★½

  • Godzilla vs. Y2K Bug

  • Parasite

    ★★★★½

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  • Always a Bridesmaid

    Always a Bridesmaid

    ★★★★½

    with a beaming bride lifted in a chair by joyous revelers as hava nagila plays the director says in voice over "the pressure to do something about it all is almost becoming more than i can bare". like the ideal being reached for by the helmet cams in Real Life, or a non-fiction Peep Show, Davenport's mobile interotron technique feels fit for the VR age, and makes what could very well have been a rote and cliché essay on dreams, norms, and expectations into maybe one of the best expressions of interiority achieved through cinema, its like the film stock is running through her skull.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    god allergic to peaches what's the point

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  • Mercury 13

    Mercury 13

    ★★★

    men: we’re going to space damnit! well beat those damn ruskies with only the most qualified astronauts!

    qualified women: wazzaaapppp

    men: eww you’re gonna get your period

    ☝️not hyperbole

  • I Am Somebody

    I Am Somebody

    ★★★★

    the crosscutting between newsreel and new footage is so seamless and sets the standard for a documentary practice so commonly used it’s almost invisible