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  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    ★★★★★

    Art exists to be used, and so to does (the) cinema. Any talk of this being a "love poem to the movies" is exactly the sort of rank sentimentality the movie steadfastly refuses to indulge; insofar as it is concerned with the "magic" of movies, or going to the movies, it is with the uses of enchantment, so to speak.If we understand dialectics in the sense provided by Huey Newton, i.e. two things (concepts, ideas, etc.) crashing into each other…

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia

    ★★★★½

    This is...not at all what I expected it to be. Extremely gay, extremely trans(?!), with a genuinely horrifying pit of desiccated sadness and death and failure, and also too many THAT SHOTs for one movie. Masterpiece.