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  • The Hunger
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating

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  • Les Vampires: Episode Three - The Red Codebook

  • The Yellow Ghost

  • Nightmares Come at Night

    ★★★★★

  • Fanny: The Right to Rock

    ½

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  • Fanny: The Right to Rock

    Fanny: The Right to Rock

    how to paper over anything interesting that comes up in favor of standard, below average PR music doc fare.

    In awe of the bit where it comes out that the manager traumatically fired the fifth member because he wanted a beatles four, and it immediately moves on and cuts to him like “I’M TELLIN YA THESE GIRLS TORE UP THE STAGE”

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    texted this to partner regarding Antlers Holst, reading him through radically transformative death drive rather than simple hubris—

    “just that i think antlers is a pretty radical figure, even if his final move is suicidal. his desire was unfulfilled by the IMAX footage because desire as such always misses its supposed object and reorients itself. and what follows for him is kind of an ultimate jouissance and reconciliation to the unconscious and to loss, the latter of which is itself…

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  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★★

    "Although in his essay on the mirror stage Lacan conceives of
    the gaze as a mastering gaze, he thought of it in precisely the opposite way later on— as the point at which mastery fails. In Lacan’s later work, the gaze becomes something that the subject encounters in the object; it becomes an objective, rather than a subjective, gaze. As he put it in Seminar XI, “The objet a in the field of the visible is the gaze.” The gaze…

  • Inland Empire

    Inland Empire

    ★★★★★

    Inland Empire ending feels exactly like waking from a dream. As its final moments wind down I 'get' it on a greater level than I ever have, but the first end credits card fading in triggers a feeling that this rhizomatic understanding will dissolve as my temporal and geographical distance from the film and from the theater grows. The final musical sequence itself seems designed to facilitate this erosion, overloading the screen with a revolving cabinet of new and bizarre…