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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    The 26th Episode of Winkies has gone live! Its a real doozy as we talk The Lighthouse and The Abyss. It may be the last one for a while as Breton and I focus on a new project. Stay tuned to the end of this episode, or visit my Twitter, for more info on that.

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  • Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    ★★★★★

    CW: This review contains references to emotional and domestic abuse.

    I first watched Raging Bull in high-school. It was presumably a torrent, and I watched it on my bed on a laptop screen that I think may have been 1080p, if I was lucky.

    Most of this period of my life I shared that house with an abusive man.

    So I don't really remember much of the movie from that viewing, with a few exceptions. The thing I remember the…

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  • Redline

    Redline

    ★★★★½

    Me: I’ll watch this psychedelic looking stylish anime about cars.

    Redline: Is actually about an intergalactic race ran by aliens (and Tetsuo the Iron Man) that is also an act of space war. Also there’s robots, cyborgs, kaiju, and some of the most impressive animation out there.

  • Apocalypto

    Apocalypto

    ★★★★

    Hugely hugely questionable for pretty much all the reasons you’d assume. Historically accurate cities, language, and hodge podge of different era’s set-design hardly excuses taking the mass human sacrifices of the Aztecs and assigning it to the Mayans. Mels perspective on the genuinely fascinating decline of the Mayan empire is unfortunately deeply unpleasant, as it seems to position colonizers as, at my most beneficial assessment, an act of god externalizing their internal squabbles. At my least charitable and perhaps more…

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  • Resident Evil: Retribution

    Resident Evil: Retribution

    ★★★★½

    So I guess this just has some of the best hand-to-hand action choreography in a western film? On top of every other amazing thing. As much as I’ve enjoyed going through the series this one absolutely justified that choice. Fractured reality and space exploring corporations, technology, reality, video game structure... Completely spectacular. Also Mila definitely stepped on Paul in that outfit right?

  • The New ‘On Cinema’ Oscar Special

    The New ‘On Cinema’ Oscar Special

    ★★★★½

    The allotted function of art is not, as is often assumed, to put across ideas, to propagate thoughts, to serve as an example. The aim of art is to prepare a person for death, to plough and harrow his soul, rendering it capable of turning to good.

    Touched by a masterpiece, a person begins to hear in himself that same call of truth which prompted the artist to his creative act. When the link is established between the work and…