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  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 Apr, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Winter Light 1962

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Apr, 2014

    Think of this as THE SUNSET LIMITED, only between a priest and Max Von Sydow. This also falls under the category of "don't watch this if you're feeling depressed or vulnerable," because it will really send you on the brink of despair -- much like the characters themselves. The ritual of church during the first act is restrained and paced very slowly, in a way that's hypnotic. But once the conversations commence, I was taken with nearly every word spoken.…

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  • Take This Waltz 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 04 Jun, 2012 4

    If someone were to point out my favorite thing(s) to read, even more than a great novel, it would be essays about something that affected them so deeply that they felt compelled to write about it. It can be short, or it can be 20 pages long. A great author of this approach would be Lester Bangs, who wrote beautifully indulgent music reviews in such an intensely personal way that were so resonant, that for the right reader, you might…

  • Only God Forgives 2013

    ★★ Rewatched 16 Apr, 2014

    I've watched this film a couple of times, hoping I would love it since people that i respect do. I also truly love nearly everything Refn has done. But the only film of his that i actively despise is FEAR X, and this one has echoes of that in terms of its weightlessness and overabundant silence. I know there's subtext here, but I have very little energy or interest in uncovering it this time 'round, which surprises even me. I…