Brendan Michaels

Brendan Michaels

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  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★★★

    There's a darkness inside Laura Palmer. Something that is eating her from the inside as she enters an underworld of drugs, sex, and unspeakable horrors. She pushes away everyone that she loves and cares for so that darkness won't seep into them. But there's a light inside of her. A light that wants to shine but never will as its taken away from her too soon. These are the last seven days of Laura Palmer's life. 

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  • Song to Song

    Song to Song

    ★★★★★

    I was in awe of this film. How can someone make something this beautiful? This poetic? This majestic? I didn't think I could love Rooney Mara more but holy shit she is my  God. Ryan Gosling in his best performance since Drive. Natalie Portman is fantastic as always. Michael Fassbender is a legend in this film. Malick has never made a film this romantic, this intimate, this lovely, this heartbreaking, and this beautiful. I'm L I V I N G !

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  • They All Laughed

    They All Laughed

    ★★★★★

    Having read "The Killing of the Unicorn", it definitely adds even more poignancy to the film and knowing more about the backstories of the actors during production. Such a soulful and melancholic film that still makes me laugh and smile. The commentary is also a great insight into how and why Bogdanovich works in simplest terms. Obviously add Bogdanovich to the list of greatest directors of actors. This film gets me every time.

    Crazy this is 40 years old.

  • This Must Be the Place

    This Must Be the Place

    ★★★★

    “Pain isn’t the destination.”

    Such a fascinating film, almost nothing should work but it does. Penn’s performance is pretty incredible, it should be a laughable performance but Penn makes it strange yet tragic. It’s a tightrope walk that I think Penn succeeds. Sorrentino’s use of music and camera movement can come off as obnoxious and a little commercial but I creates an interesting atmosphere of isolation that helps reinforce the film itself. Never really seen a film like this so I have to applaud solely for that.

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  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels

    ★★★★★

    "Watching dad cooking made me very happy. I know I'll never taste his steaks again...but I'll never forget just how they tasted."

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    Martin Scorsese recently said in an interview, "Cinema is gone." but what I think he meant was, "Cinema is gone because what's the point of making films when Carol exists?"