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  • Dune 1984

    ★★ Rewatched 23 Jul, 2014

    I've always been drawn to David Lynch's Dune and this re-watch still manages to impress with it's art direction, costume design and Lynch's subdued weirdness. But it's still not enough to save this wannabe epic fraught with hasty edits and a pace that rushes inappropriately, it's awkward use of exposition through character's thoughts is so goofy, so earnestly delivered, so repetitive that all mystery and wonder packed in this tale is immediately extinguished. And if you weren't getting enough exposition…

  • Jodorowsky's Dune 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Jul, 2014

    "This is special marijuana." ... "Oh boy!"

    I discovered the art of Jodorowsky when Humanoids Publishing began issuing English versions of his Metabarons series. At first it was the art of Juan Gimenez that attracted me but as I dug deeper I found an epic space fantasy. It seemed that I kept running across Jodorowsky, digging into the newer Before the Incal issues only to trace that back to the original Moebius & Jodorowsky's Incal from the early eighties. I'm not…

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  • Beauty Day 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2012

    I'm a regular listener to the Film Junk Podcast, of which Jay Cheel is a founding contributor. I ordered my copy of Beauty Day a month or two ago and finally got around to watching it this weekend. Given the long wait (the film premiered over a year ago), the availability of Cap'n Video shenanigans on the internet and my familiarity with the director I had a difficult time managing my expectations. Not to mention that I grew up with…

  • Burden of Dreams 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2013

    Re-watch just to reaffirm my faith that stories like this can actually exist.