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My name is Renée. If I told you my name was Alice, I was lying.

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  • On the Rocks

    On the Rocks

    ★½

    the definition of a cisfeminine movie: the greatest threat to Laura's conception of her own womanhood is in relation to a man, the frame of reference for her identity being its counterpart. the existence and essence of women, and how they conflict with both Laura herself and each other, is a big point here, but it--despite Bill murray, who is btw the best part of the film, directly acknowledging it--never really goes anywhere. the movie is unabashedly uncritical of Laura's…

  • Heat

    Heat

    So for the last couple of days, i've been watching the shamefully comfy and enchanting utter trash (sorry alfonso) known as "harry potter" in place of my normal regiment of what i, in my deluded pseudointellectualism, perceive as more artistically significant works. i, of course, excuse this with the cravings for immediacy and familiarity i tend to have when mood swings do what they do, and harry potter more than qualifies for both of those things. i'm doing better now,…

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  • The House by the Cemetery

    The House by the Cemetery

    idk what kinda fucking psychological break fulci had between 1977 and 1980 but i am so glad it happened

  • The Psychic

    The Psychic

    ★★★★

    as stupid as i feel writing this abt a fulci movie, this, to me, represents in its purest form horror as the pursuit of image above all (basically the thing tht makes suspiria my fave movie ever, though it’s obv not as completely postnarrative as that or later fulci shit). though wrapped in a super efficient poe-inflected supernatural giallo plot The Psychic may be—with one of the best endings ive ever seen in a movie, period—fulci’s eye for horror composition…

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  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    ½

    an incredibly unique experience! had the entirely new and wholly original effect of making me want to fucking vomit for the 40 mins i got through lol. chattel slavery is wiggity wack yo! but it's ok when i do it cause i feel vaguely guilty abt it! lmao die

  • U.S. Go Home

    U.S. Go Home

    international politics and teenage ennui run lightly below an effortless bildungsroman night, compassionate vision punctuated by an iconic decade-indicating soundtrack. truly unique artistic perspective is a rarity, but Denis bakes a 60-minute long, almost-perfect layer cake of a film, a wonderful personality inflecting every inch. it lacks polish, probably cuz Denis blew the budget on Otis Redding and the The Animals et al, but cinematographically, it has its moments; the ending is nothing short of gorgeous, and a strong atmosphere…