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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★½

    NOMADLAND is a film about people above anything else. It cuts like a person, absorbs like a person, observes like a person, and moves like a person. To experience Zhao’s latest is to experience the feeling of sitting still while uncontrollably moving forward. It uses those rare pauses and moments of relief in life to their fullest potential.

    This is an incomparable piece of work that exists in its own bubble. A bubble gently floating through the air ready to pop but living in complete tranquility while it still can. This will only get better with time.

  • Mysterious Skin

    Mysterious Skin

    ★★★★★

    So violent and so innocent. I honestly can’t remember if Araki had this many shots of characters looking directly into the camera in his other work but that choice is working stronger than ever here. What I really appreciate about this is how he’s capturing the manipulation in all forms of abuse. His use of shoegaze also does so much as far as romanticizing not these specific events but adolescence. I just felt very close to Neil by the end, as though I was one of those little moons orbiting around him. I'll never forget about this movie.

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  • Fishing with John

    Fishing with John

    Slowly been making my way through this on Youtube in 360p just to learn it’s all on Criterion, apparently. Oh well!

    This is brilliant and hilarious. The fact that Spongebob throws shots from the Jarmusch episode into Hooky is one of THE most hilarious things I can think of. Start your day by watching an episode of “Fishing with John” with a cup of coffee. It’s good for ya!

  • Guns Akimbo

    Guns Akimbo

    This is like one of those fake movies you’d see posters of in the background of Drake & Josh. But this one is real. And it’s almost unwatchable.

    Talked about this extensively on the Karstcast.

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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    You ever find yourself staring at a bonfire? Just zoning out and watching the flame change every second, feeling the heat, the energy, the anger, the tension, you get what I’m saying. It’s a beautifully hypnotic thing, and that’s exactly what Portrait of a Lady on Fire is. The only difference being that this brought me to tears in ways a bonfire never could.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Our expectations were high but HOLY FUCK