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“I think all movies are worth watching.” - Jafar Panahi
"Twice the pride, double the fall." - Darth Tyranus

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  • Street Trash

    Street Trash

    ★★★★

    Street Trash is dirty and disgusting. I saw a negative review on here describe it as basically a Troma film in everything but name, which is essentially true. For me, however, that's a positive.

    I dare say this film is much more sophisticated than even the best Troma films, a lot of which can be credited to director Jim Muro, who would go on to be one of Hollywood's most sought-after steadicam operators. There is some wonderful camera work in…

  • Audition

    Audition

    ★★★★★

    Audition plays like such a straightforward drama film for so long that when you get to that moment with the tongue and the fingers, it really jolts you out of your seat.

    Something I love in a horror movie is when it creates a genuine sense of revulsion in me. You watch enough of this shit, you kind of become desensitized and it takes something really brutal to shake you up. This film does that for me, specifically in a…

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  • Surf II

    Surf II

    ★★★★

    “This guy is worse than dead — this guy is cancelled!” 

  • The Times of Harvey Milk

    The Times of Harvey Milk

    ★★★★★

    Harvey Milk's story had an incredible impact on me. He's absolutely the sort of human I'd love to have known in person. I first learned of him when I saw Gus Van Sant's Milk back in theaters in 2008. Film brought me to tears. Broadly speaking, that film dramatizes most, if not everything, covered in this documentary, which tells the story more powerfully thanks to the first hand testimony of the people who knew Harvey.

    That footage of Diane Feinstein announcing the deaths of Harvey Milk and George Moscone gives me chills every time I watch or hear it.

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  • Malcolm & Marie

    Malcolm & Marie

    I kind of like when movies put all the credits at the beginning of the movie. Not your bog standard opening credits, but the full blown credits, all of 'em, soup to nuts, stuck right there at the start of the movie. It's especially nice in the era of streaming when so many services want you to start watching something else once the end credits start to roll.

    But then this movie also has end credits. Like, full blown, soup…

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    Film history, right here on video tape. A very good movie. Possibly the best, I dunno, I love it. Tonight I’m thinking about the inhale Roller Girl makes when she takes Dirk into the supply closet, how my favorite music cue in the film is “Boogie Shoes,” the expression on The Colonel’s face after he first sees Dirk’s cock, everything about Michael Penn (his performance, his style), and how Dirk organizes his clothes by color as well as designer.