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  • Zabriskie Point

    Zabriskie Point 1970

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Jan, 2016

    Not a lot going on in this one besides fantastic cinematography, along with two great Pink Floyd tracks. Most of the film's runtime is dedicated to Mark Frechette flying around and Daria Halprin driving around, except for that 2 hour detour into dustfucking on the barren beds of gypsum at Zabriskie Point, rolling around and whatnot to no end - repetitious as all hell and bland to boot.

    They do blow up a mansion, though. They must have been extremely…

  • You Wont Miss Me

    You Wont Miss Me 2009

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Jan, 2016

    One must possess a certain amount of fearlessness in order to subject themselves to that sort of process (committing those sides of one’s self in permanency); or, at least, a general who gives a fuck mentality has to be present and functioning at times throughout the production. Ry Russo-Young’s You Wont Miss Me has a profusion of the aforementioned qualities burrowed into the center of every aspect, huddled alongside the instances of joy found in between the vulnerability displays and…

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums 2001

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Feb, 2013 9

    Often times certain films hold a special place in my heart, as I am sure the same can be said of almost everyone else. My memory of The Royal Tenenbaums involves a group of friends driving one hour (both ways) to Baltimore to catch it at the Charles Theater. At the time, that was the only way to see Wes Anderson’s newest film, since growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, one did not have the opportunity to see…

  • Hard to Be a God

    Hard to Be a God 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 24 Apr, 2014

    If you're ready for 3 hours of floundering in filth, staggerstumbling through the muck and mire shitscape that is Akanar, swathed in an incomprehensible steamfog, perpetually rolling through the frame, enveloping everyone and everything...Medieval times as alien...future as past...cyclical oppression and barbarinism shot through documentarian-observer style with reportage style camerawork showcasing cultural and academic destitution where the townfolk administer ladlefulls of a lacquerlike substance over an endless array of noosehung bodies transforming the swaying corpses into public ornaments sparkling in…