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  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha 2012

    ★★★★ Added

    Frances Ha. Gerwig. Baumbach. Fantastic.

  • Upstream Color

    Upstream Color 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 05 May, 2013

    A major leap forward from director/writer/actor Shane Carruth's debut PRIMER. This is film as aggressive mood enhancer. Reminded me at times of early David Cronenberg, though really it felt unique and unlike anything too specific. I kept waiting for it to careen into the ditch in its final act, but it maintains its hypnotic spell all the way to its perfect, unsettling yet hopeful ending. It's great to see a filmmaker approach the science fiction genre in a mature, humanistic…

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  • Ride with the Devil

    Ride with the Devil 1999

    ★★★★ Rewatched 21 Dec, 2012

    Thoroughly underrated... thoroughly impressive. One of the best American movies of the 1990s.

  • The Breach

    The Breach 1970

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Dec, 2012

    Just watched this. Domesticity is hell. Counter-culture is hell. Marriage is hell. Divorce is hell. Murder is hell. Chabrol. LA RUPTURE. Très bon.