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  • Hardwood Process
  • Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
  • Chad Hanna
  • Answering the Sun

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  • The Cat

    ★★★½

  • 4/61: Walls Pos.-Neg. and Way

    ★★★

  • Twixt

    ★★★★½

  • Bang Bang

    ★★½

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  • Just Beyond the Trees

    Just Beyond the Trees

    not sure why it’s taken me so long to log this here, but this film is the result of a year or so of work culminating in my undergrad thesis which i completed in december, and i’m not gonna lie, i’m actually pretty proud of it!! i’ve been a tad cagey about sharing it too widely, but it’s been long enough to where i now feel comfortable making it public in case anyone wants to watch it. many thanks to…

  • The Happening

    The Happening

    ★★★★½

    a film about what it means to consolidate matters of communication and distance in light of the total collapse of collectivist strength and the social utility therein—about America’s zealotry for strident individualism pushed to its ultimate end by nothing more than the wind through the trees. obviously stands out as the preeminent inheritor to the precise, anti-naturalistic mode of environmental terror that Hitchcock manifests in The Birds, though it’s equally obvious that Shyamalan has no interest in letting such anti-naturalism…

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  • The Cat

    The Cat

    ★★★½

    includes a fight unlike anything i’ve ever seen! excellent cat, cute lead guy, sick fx, what more could you want!

  • A Hero Never Dies

    A Hero Never Dies

    ★★★★

    the languor throughout only adds to the fatalistic romance at hand, culminating in a form of shard cinema heretofore unseen; glass flitters into the air and hangs before falling inconsequential like feathers, dappled light raining down on the frame. hard to not pair this with Exiled in To’s filmography, though everything here is a bit more streamlined, focused on its end. beautiful stuff!

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  • Pulse

    Pulse

    ★★★★★

    Kurosawa’s Pulse operates on so many levels it’s tough to keep track of. That being said, it is essential to note that this is not a film about the social dangers of the internet, or what have you. Rather, it is a film about the degradation of human systems—especially those regarding not only communication but representation—and the means through which loneliness and alienation may proliferate as a virus in the wake of such breakdown. The fact that the internet is…

  • Offering

    Offering

    ★★★★★

    i hope this is what dying feels like