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  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Watched by SilentDawn 29 Apr, 2016 12

    94/100

    Green Room doesn't fuck around. Clocking in at a lean and mean 95 minute run-time, Jeremy Saulnier's third feature film is unnervingly swift, curating the entirety of its gruesome atmosphere through quiet character moments. Akin to Saulnier's previous (and brilliant) effort Blue Ruin, it settles into an indistinct, melancholic rhythm, only to be ripped to shreds by furious specters visualized in an array of ghastly imagery. With a talented cast more than capable of handling the material, success was…

  • Videodrome

    Videodrome 1983

    ★★★★ Hollie Horror Rewatched by Hollie Horror 02 May, 2016 12

    In rewatching Cronenberg's films recently, I can't help but wonder what his sex life is like, to be a brundlefly on his wall...right now I'm just imagining him in a large empty room, the walls made of flat-screen televisions broadcasting different videos from the deeeeep web, bug powder under his nose, a recently wrecked car placed in the center of the room, he's sitting inside of it, masturbating with a biopsied tumor.

  • Magnolia

    Magnolia 1999

    ★★★★★ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 28 Apr, 2016 59

    A Sprawling three hour ballet of intense emotion, Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia" is something I can only describe as what I think is a film using all of the potential the medium can bring to the table.

    What do I mean by this? Well I mean in tern that this is a film that uses every single frame of an actor and character as a means to progress its story from one place to the other all the while Anderson…

  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★★★ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 29 Apr, 2016 48

    I went into this movie completely blind. I didn't see a single trailer. Still. Set pic. Knew who any of the actors were (Aside from Patrick Stewart ((Obviously)) ). Nor any idea of what the basic plot was aside it apparently having Skin Heads involved.

    The only real thing I knew about the movie was that it was "really good" by many of my friends and many users on this site and even critics across the board seem to be…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Travis Lytle Watched by Travis Lytle 01 May, 2016 31

    A marvel of cinematic sound and visceral fury, George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" weds brilliant, blistering action to soulful politics and a rivetingly textured future-world landscape. A film that is as explosive and it is smart, the fourth chapter in Miller's Mad Max cycle stands as a magnificently imagined, remarkably rendered, and kinetically staged spectacle. It is an hyper-charged and invitingly excellent work of popular art.

    In a future undone by war and rebuilt by madmen, Miller's film bursts…

  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★½ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 30 Apr, 2016 43

    A punk band plays the wrong gig at the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Jeremy Saulnier ain't no joke. He's bold, daring, fresh, original, and highly talented. Both Murder Party and Blue Ruin kick so much ass it almost hurts to watch. Mr Saulnier is a brilliant director with a future so bright he's gotta wear shades. So, I was super hyped for Green Room. More of Jeremy doing his thing, but with a bigger-ish budget and more recognizable…

  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★★ nathaxn walker Watched by nathaxn walker 29 Apr, 2016 18

    Snowpiercer is an unlikely amalgam of early Soviet Cinema, Thomas The Tank Engine, Korean Revenge Flicks, French Dystopian Comic Books, 80's U.S. Action Blockbusters and maybe a little of The Matrix. The fact that it works as well as it does is kind of a miracle. Snowpiercer has a brilliant linear, episodic forward motion which befits and mirrors its subject matter and narrative functions. Like a train, it has chapters, stops and starts, takes a while to get going and…

  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★★½ josh lewis Rewatched by josh lewis 02 May, 2016 7

    "we didn't do anything"

    lean microcosm on the dangers of passivity, mostly, the punk-posturing bandmates made complicit in an act of collective hatred & violence by allowing it to fester in their scene / community / country. the best decision saulnier makes here is presenting that collective hatred as restrained, organized, and calculating, even civil (i half expected them to plan a brunch at one point!), suggesting that its key to survival is to subtly, and not unintelligibly, infect the same…

  • Purple Rain

    Purple Rain 1984

    ★★★★★ Todd Gaines Rewatched by Todd Gaines 26 Apr, 2016 71

    Dearly Beloved,

    We are gathered here today to honor the life of the greatest artist to ever walk the earth. The total package of music. With pitch-perfect vocal, guitar, piano, songwriting, fashion, dancing, motorcycle riding, and basketball skills, no one will ever compare to Prince. He's truly thee ARTIST.

    When you view my Letterboxd page, you can't help but think of Prince and Purple Rain. My banner is the Kid on his motorcycle with his eat-shit-fuck-you grin. That's me, the…

  • Nowhere to Run

    Nowhere to Run 1993

    ★★★½ Todd Gaines Rewatched by Todd Gaines 04 May, 2016 27

    JCVD as an escaped convict with nowhere to run, until he stumbles upon a farmhouse owned by Rosanna Arquette. Soon, JCVD forms a strong bond with Ms Arquette and her two small kids. When an evil rich tycoon fella and his goons threaten JCVD's new instant family, the mullet from Brussels flexes his muscles, and the shit gets dirty quick; in this plot first, action flick with a heart of gold.

    There's a lot to like in Nowhere to Run.…

  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★★★ Blain LaMotta Watched by Blain LaMotta 28 Apr, 2016 11

    Sometimes a film comes along that feels like it was spawned from the darkest depths of man’s dominion. A savage slice of filmic bliss that caters to every obsession you have. To me, GREEN ROOM is that film. It revels in the potency of cinematic violence, which I love. It permeates with the punch of heavy as fuck music, which I love. And, it centers around a down on their luck band, which I sure as hell can relate to…

  • Blade

    Blade 1998

    ★★★★ matt lynch Rewatched by matt lynch 03 May, 2016 2

    "Some motherfuckers are always tryna ice skate uphill." > "I am Iron Man."

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War 2016

    ★★★★ Evan Watched by Evan 05 May, 2016 6

    Spider-Man steals the entire movie. He was easily my favorite part of Civil War. Marvel, thank you so much for casting Tom Holland and not Asa Butterfield. If this is any indication of how Homecoming will be, then it'll be really great! It won't be better than Spider-Man 2 though ;). No Spider-Man movie will ever top Sam Raimi's SM2. But damn, if this version of Spider-Man could have been in SM2; best Super Hero movie of all-time confirmed!

    Aside…

  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★★½ nathaxn walker Watched by nathaxn walker 05 May, 2016 13

    You know, it would be really quite terrible if we were to find ourselves trapped in the midst of an armed White Supremacist business operation which uses entertainment as a cover for nefarious schemes which sicken and enslave the whole of the culture whilst using non-whites as scapegoats for the damage and hostility which follows, further fuelling their cause, right? right?

  • Possession

    Possession 1981

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Watched by SilentDawn 30 Apr, 2016 12

    100/100

    Possession prances through a prism of explicit insanity, morphing into its true form while screams and orgasmic whimpers echo across infinite spaces of desolation. Going up up and away into spiritual voids, clamoring against love and all that it stands for but not what it instills in us; Andrzej Zulawski rips cinema in half, slices its innards, and puts it all on a scale to measure. This tale of a husband and wife lost in their own thoughts and…

  • A Bigger Splash

    A Bigger Splash 2015

    ★★★★ davidehrlich Watched by davidehrlich 04 May, 2016

    There's a scene towards the end of Nagisa Oshima's deservedly infamous "In the Realm of the Senses" in which hotel owner Kichizō Ishida — taking a rare break from the all-consuming fuck-fest that will soon end in his death — stumbles down the street as a phalanx of soldiers march in the opposite direction, mobilizing for World War II. Ishida, who's been so busy screwing that he hasn't showered in weeks, barely even notices the army as they pass by.…

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now 1979

    ★★★★★ Alice Bishop Rewatched by Alice Bishop 01 May, 2016 14

    A haunting dream that emerged from the ruins of a gruelling movie shoot, Apocalypse Now is a film with genuine sweat dripping from its brow and nausea, disorientation, and lunacy that couldn’t be more real. It’s a film that translates so many truths about the horrors of war into a simple, linear journey upstream, with each set piece adding to its message about the subjectivity of savagery and madness.

    It is through the eyes of the already damaged Captain Willard…

  • Super

    Super 2010

    ★★★★½ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 02 May, 2016 18

    What on paper might be seen as simply a lower budget "Kick-Ass" knock off, turns out to be a surprisingly thoughtful deconstruction of the type of "Call To Action" Superhero flick you'd expect it to be.

    This isn't "Kick-Ass" where the main characters are really heroes who stop a big bad guy during the climax, this is a guy who simply lost his wife and wants to find some meaning in his life by way of beating up criminals with…