• Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★½

    PTA is obsessed with Jewish people almost as much as he is obsessed with the moral ambivalence that basically everyone has towards the backsliding relations that are necessary to keep the lie of modernity afloat, and although this movie is occasionally perceptive (with how Alana Haim's character is always navigating the plethora of masculine performers who don't know how to break character, particularly Hoffman who she becomes attached to largely by being worn down over time into accepting his advances…

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★★★★

    Every delusional fantasy fuelled and nurtured until they shatter. The Birth Of A Nightmare

  • Lost Highway

    Lost Highway

    ★★★★

    pd187's investigation letterboxd.com/pd187/film/lost-highway is good but I still prefer to think that Bill Pullman / Balthazar Getty is playing OJ Simpson here, to join the pantheon of "god, his mind" Lynch casting decisions along with putting an Abraham Lincoln lookalike in blackface, and getting the Jumping Man to wear a white mask proving that white men really can jump

  • It's Alive

    It's Alive

    ★★★½

    90% of this consists of blue collar workers standing around saying well this baby problem is certainly one heck of a situation. Very disarmingly forthright which sets it apart

  • The Piano Teacher

    The Piano Teacher

    ★★½

    Haneke obliterates the 2001 Cannes panel by showing them an anime OVA

  • Malmkrog

    Malmkrog

    ★★★½

    Phenomena threatening systematisation, and vice versa

  • Hype Williams: The Videos Vol. 1

    Hype Williams: The Videos Vol. 1

    ★★★★½

    Singlehandedly invented modern aesthetics

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★

    When this kind of thing is played completely straight it automatically out-Mulholland Doctors Mulholland Doctor. Chazelle's moral code follows that in a structure of mutually assured evil narcissism the righteous heroic evil narcissists are the solipsistic transcendence-seeking ones, who are superior and different to those even eviler outwardly projecting evil narcissists who carry out their functions more automatically. People who are cogs in a machine for images and sounds can only feel a sense of """"identity"""" (which is nonexistent in…

  • Caché

    Caché

    ★★½

    Haneke is essentially your typical Newgrounds creator running amok in the festival circuits every few years

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

    The viewpoint/vision/lens that constructs culture & community

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    ★★★★★

    Gravity's silhouette remains but the stars and the planets have disappeared

  • Mouchette

    Mouchette

    ★★★★

    All the top reviews for this talking about the transcendental beauty of Mouchette's tears and suffering read like they were written by Megamind or Gru