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  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969

    ★★★★ Rewatched 17 Jan, 2016

    First time in a theater, thanks to TCM Presents and Fathom Events.

    Forgot how headlong and melancholic this all is, with the wide-open vistas and pop montages only emphasizing the implacable pursuers off in the distance, who never actually catch our heroes but nonetheless haunt them to their [spoilers for a beloved Hollywood movie] dying moments.

  • The Forbidden Room

    The Forbidden Room 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Dec, 2015

    If Mathieu Amalric stealing Udo Kier's clothes and moustache isn't an axiom of the cinema, I don't know what is.

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  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    Jodorowsky's Dune 2013

    ★★½ Watched 01 May, 2014 2

    Could this have been a game-changing psychedelic, philosophical sci-fi epic of gargantuan proportions, somehow bankrolled by a Hollywood studio? I guess, but I sure as hell wouldn't have ponied up the money for a project like this, with only a weighty scrapbook and a surrealistic supergroup helmed by an excitable madman to recommend it.

    The movie itself is badly-shot auteur-stroking of the highest order, as indulgent of its subject as Jodorowsky is of himself, but the art and imagery do…

  • Mistress America

    Mistress America 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Aug, 2015 2

    "If I tell you / where you're going to /
    You'd laugh in my face / I'm out of place /
    Mind your business!"

    Best end credits song since, I don't know, "Street Hassle" in The Squid and the Whale.