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  • Irma Vep

    Irma Vep

    ★★★★

    5 Directors, 25 Films - Vol. IV - Film #11/25
    Director: Olivier Assayas (Film #2/5)

    "Images about images. It's worthless."

    Engaging with and refuting post-modernism at the same time. At once the embrace of re-interpretation and vision, as well as the condemnation of ego. Might sound like a whole lot of bullshit but really what the fuck does post-modern even mean. All I know is that there's an ineffable magic to Irma Vep, one that owes a lot to Maggie…

  • Desperate Living

    Desperate Living

    ★★★★

    5 Directors, 25 Films - Vol. IV - Film #10/25
    Director: John Waters (Film #3/5)

    I don't think I can argue against the fact that this might be the quintessential John Waters film. It's complete chaos, near-incomprehensible at times, yet it's exactly what someone would want from his films. The lower class, lesbian revolution against a fascist Queen ruling over a kingdom of refugees. Very well might be the ultimate example and argument for outsider art and its importance.

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  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

    The most worthless pro-life movie about a bunch of people with narcissist personality disorder.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    It's been raining all day in Toronto, meaning that there was absolutely no better day to watch Robert Eggers' masterful sophomore feature, The Lighthouse. From a technical perspective, it is truly perfect. The best cinematography of the year, maddening sound design, an incredibly atmospheric and brooding score, and a lighthouse that was built solely for use in this film. All that would be great, but it's really Eggers' direction that brings it all together, as well as the script with…