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  • Heat



    It's been a big year for me and Mr. Mann. I don't have an actual review logged for this for my first viewing 3 years ago, but on my private spreadsheet I had it slated as a "half-baked romance" because I was a fucking idiot. This is a (n extremely hard) film about duty and respect between two opposite sides of the law, but most importantly it's just a really fucking cool movie about bad people. This movie is nearly…

  • Twelve Monkeys

    Twelve Monkeys


    Showcasing Gilliam’s influences, including MetropolisVertigo (literally on the screen), Dr. Strangelove, La Jetée (the core inspiration for the story), and even his own work Brazil, Twelve Monkeys is a brilliant, haunting, pitch black look at society’s amazing ability to mistreat the “mentally divergent” and the tendency toward totalitarianism. Terrifying.

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  • The Call

    The Call


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is why I don't answer the phone.

    This movie is a lot of things. One the one hand, it's a sleek, well-acted, event of a movie, taking a bit of time to really hit its stride, but really chugging along once it gets going. Under the surface it doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but it definitely sinks its hooks into you. Then on the other hand, it's another in a long line of "It's about grief/trauma :)"…

  • Bubba Ho-tep

    Bubba Ho-tep


    This is just such a strange and unique film that I’m in awe that Coscarelli (or whoever the true progenitor was) even thought to make it.

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  • Happy Together

    Happy Together


    March Around the World 2019 | Nation #1: Hong Kong

    It's not an aspirational story (as my friend Joe said), but it is a beautiful story about two men in an often ugly and venomous relationship. If you interpret Lai as an unreliable narrator (which makes it a bit more interesting), there's a really interesting dynamic between Lai and Ho in which they're both just really lonely (and they probably were even before they left HK for Argentina...) and it…

  • The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides


    Well, I feel stupid. I don't know what I expected, but this is way darker than I thought, despite the title. Like a more melancholy, female-centric Freaks & Geeks, isn't it? Can't deny that James Woods is perfect in this, despite my dislike for the guy in real life. Absolutely perfect as the cowardly father.

    I can't remember who said it (maybe an article in Sight & Sound?), but I read an article once that boldly claimed "every director's best film is…