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  • The Blues Brothers
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Josie and the Pussycats
  • Yellow Submarine

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  • De Palma

    ★★½

  • People on Sunday

    ★★★½

  • Blow Out

    ★★★★½

  • Murder à la Mod

    ★★

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  • Times Square

    Times Square

    ★★★½

    "This ain't no party, this ain't no disco
    This ain't no fooling around"

    By 1980, the foundation for everything that was once the punk essence would be formed, with its splintering into different subsections like new wave or post-punk, and a sharp divide between the east and west coast, making a point as to where your loyalty stands by which bands you listen to. Times Square captures that essence by breaking down the fundamentals of presenting a story like this…

  • Live from the Space Stage: A HALYX Story

    Live from the Space Stage: A HALYX Story

    ★★★★

    Defunctland has time and time again proved itself to be on a league of its own in terms of creating content for a free platform like YouTube, and has over time shaped itself as one of the most professional and informative channels one can find, especially given its dedication towards a niche topic you wouldn't think you'd care about until you heard the story behind it: theme parks, and the abandoned, destroyed, or fondly-remembered attractions and sights one could have…

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  • De Palma

    De Palma

    ★★½

    There's a small handful of directors that I really like to talk about and have become mainstays I return to every once in a while for the sake of filling in filmography gaps or just because it's been too long since I've watched an absolute banger I previously loved, and Brian De Palma absolutely fits that definition for me. I've reviewed over a dozen of his films, I dedicated a whole week just to taking an in-look depth at his…

  • People on Sunday

    People on Sunday

    ★★★½

    The influx of German refugees seeking to escape Hitler's regime had a profound effect on Hollywood and its classic era, its best talent finding fame and fortune to the point that their American output outpaces their native films by a country mile and made for a hell of a living. Many of those who chose to self-exile themselves from the Third Reich when they had the chance, however, barely survived and often lived unemployed or having to make do with…

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  • Serial Experiments Lain

    Serial Experiments Lain

    ★★★★★

    (NOTE: THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE ENTIRE SERIES EPISODE-BY-EPISODE. AS SUCH, SPOILERS ARE PRESENT ALL-AROUND. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED).

    Few series have had their legacy defined by mystique and complete obliqueness like Serial Experiment Lain, delving into complex themes like the nature of reality, identity, and communication just as the internet’s interconnected stream of information began taking the form it takes today. Forming a trifecta of late 90’s anime mindfucks alongside Neon Genesis Evangelion and Revolutionary Girl Utena, a…

  • Blow Out

    Blow Out

    ★★★★½

    There are many tiny and intricate roles to the art of filmmaking that have a habit of being glossed over due to how meaty the roles of director, writer, and actor tend to be for a grand majority, and sound design is one such thing that people might know but not have a clue on how it works aside from any blatantly flawed attempts of it. At its core it involves finding the right sound timed the right moment, assembling…