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  • Alive

    Alive 1993

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Jun, 2016

    "To be affronted by solitude without decadence, or a single material thing to prostitute, it elevates you to a spiritual plane, where I felt the presence of God. Now, there's the God they taught me about at school, and there is the God that's hidden by what surrounds us in this civilization. That's the God that I met on the mountain." Great narrating by Malkatraz.

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 1992

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 May, 2016 2

    Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer is extraordinary. Love, death, sex, innocence, corruption, desire and danger, Lee's ability to switch modes and facial expressions, often in an instant, sometimes in the same scene, is remarkable. What an actress! What a film!

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 May, 2016

    Like a fashion shoot directed by Count Dracula. Bloody, intoxicating, unique.

  • American Honey

    American Honey 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 May, 2016

    Andrea Arnold's masterpiece, her Night of the Hunter, her Apocalypse Now. FUCKING INCREDIBLE.

  • Hospital

    Hospital 1970

    ★★★★★ Watched 13 May, 2016

    Hospital features the greatest vomiting scene in the history of cinema.

  • Café Society

    Café Society 2016

    ★★★ Watched 11 May, 2016

    My full review at VODzilla website:

  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
  • Gloria

    Gloria 1980

    ★★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2016

    Rowlands is the bomb. Bill Conti's score is a belter. The location shooting serves up NYC as a sweaty stink-hole. The kid is kinda creepy.

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Feb, 2016

    A Hollywood screwball comedy with shades of Joyce and a political subtext straight from the Dialectics of Enlightenment. The studio pastiche is spot on and endearing, but there is meat on the bone too.

  • The Conformist

    The Conformist 1970

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Jan, 2016

    Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist (1970) is a marvel of psychological cinema. It's also impeccably shot by Vittorio Storaro, with barqoue camera work, film noir lighting and the use of fascist-era modern architecture crafting an at times expressionist experience. Jean-Louis Trintignant is also excellent as a guy entombed in his own sense of inferiority, searching for something to believe in and finding that he can't muster the enthusiasm.

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 04 Jan, 2016

    The best film ever made.

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch 1982

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Nov, 2015

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on bath salts.