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  • The Walker

    The Walker 2007

    Watched 29 Jun, 2016

    "you may think you have friends in this situation, but you don't"

    Schrader's quiet Chabrol movie, I guess: moneyed superficiality vs. moneyed goodness in the chaos of a murder. A shallow movie in which depth is everything -- but still has no value.

  • The Rainmaker

    The Rainmaker 1997

    Watched 08 Jun, 2016

    a lesson in staying human in a city (a world) filled with sharks -- ethical practice has value, choose love

  • Little Odessa

    Little Odessa 1994

    Watched 04 Jun, 2016

    builds suspense around a gun passed from brother to brother, then eschews its obvious meaning in favour of no meaning at all -- a movie about luck more than one about blood.

  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Only Lovers Left Alive 2013

    Rewatched 03 Jun, 2016

    maybe the most impressive showcase of Jarmusch's innate serenity -- low key and graceful, gorgeous.

  • Love & Friendship

    Love & Friendship 2016

    Watched 30 May, 2016 1

    all words, but good ones

  • Jauja

    Jauja 2014

    Rewatched 29 May, 2016

    "this is a dog dream // this is everything"

    second time round, this is still a total mystery to me -- every bit as strange and fascinating as i thought it was two years ago but i'm still no closer to it. It'll be so interesting to see where Alonso goes from here.

    reminded me of Serra more than Alonso's previous stuff, fwiw. i know there's a correspondence series between the two but i'd never thought about their similarities until now (however superficial/tenuous they might be)

  • Journey to the Shore

    Journey to the Shore 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 May, 2016

    "I'm so glad to have been born."

  • Unbreakable

    Unbreakable 2000

    Watched 22 Apr, 2016

    "go to where people are"

  • The Outsiders

    The Outsiders 1983

    Watched 11 Apr, 2016

    "jeez, Soda, why's he gotta be like that?"
    "he's just got more troubles than he used to"
    -----
    "it's like the mist is what's pretty, all silver and gold"

    savour the obfuscation, stay gold.

  • Roja

    Roja 1992

    Watched 03 Apr, 2016

    "It's not him! I told you it wasn't him! Nothing can happen to him!"

  • Rumble Fish

    Rumble Fish 1983

    Watched 01 Apr, 2016

    "I don't think they'd fight if they had the room to live"

  • Opening Night

    Opening Night 1977

    Watched 20 Mar, 2016

    a stage with carpets and furniture like a home; a home with a curtain and exposed boards like a stage.