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  • The Day After

    The Day After

    ★★★★★

    Though it doesn’t flaunt it, this is such a complex exploration and subversion of space & time. Hong has shifted my perception of what we consider to be pure cinema. My favourite of his films.

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    A singular work in Scorsese's oeuvre that I would hesitate to place alongside any of his other films as a companion.

    This is a ruthlessly honest meditation on the relationship between the human being and morality contextualized by the march of time, aging, and death. It aches with a sober and bleak understanding of human nature that accumulates in overwhelming sadness. Scorsese has never been so philosophical as he is here. It is in our nature to disassociate. Overseas we…

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  • Showgirls

    Showgirls

    ★★★★★

    35mm, The Royal
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    Remind me to never see this with an audience ever again.
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    A ruthless and clear-eyed indictment of American culture captured in the form of a backstage melodrama in Vegas where people have sold their souls long ago for dreams they think are their own. The hyperbolic consumerism and dehumanization of Vegas serves as a microcosm through which to view capitalist American ideology at its purest. Bodies as currency, sure, but worse, all people are on…

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★★★★

    Hoping to trick some unsuspecting outlet into letting me write on this, so for now: Glassterpiece.