anthony

trapped in eternal conflict between sleep and movies

Favorite films

  • Pink Flamingos
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • All the Colors of the Dark

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  • Chinese Roulette

    ★★★

  • Pig

  • The Lovers

    ★★★★½

  • Tokyo Fist

    ★★★

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  • Labyrinth of Cinema

    Labyrinth of Cinema

    Ōbayashi Nobuhiko’s Labyrinth of Cinema was a difficult film to write about. At 3 hours long, it is an undeniable epic, exploring countless ideas, taking the viewer through diverging thematic pathways, tangents, and emulating myriad styles of Japanese cinema, specifically war films of the 1940s. On top of all that, it serves as a history lesson, a rumination on the purpose of cinema, and as Ōbayashi’s own swan song. Moments feel elegiac, but, in a way, the film never ends.…

  • Cats

    Cats

    ★½

    I saw Cats. Cats gyrating. Cats with human hands. Cats wearing shoes. Ian McKellen says “meow meow meoooooow”. Victoria is a hot cat. Cockroaches dance. Rebel Wilson unzips her fur.... twice. There is a railway cat, cat of the railway. Jellicles can and jellicles do. The size of the cats keeps changing. Jason Derulo has no penis. Idris Elba shows up without his clothes. I’m uncomfortable when the cats take their clothes off. Some cats don’t wear clothes. There is…

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  • Chinese Roulette

    Chinese Roulette

    Nearly everyone in this is a liar, using their power, wealth, and privilege to obscure the truth and protect themselves from its consequences. And that's why Angela is the most hated character in this: all she wants is to reveal everyone's hidden truths once and for all. Impeccably shot, as always, but I had a hard time connecting with this. Same goes for The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant but to a lesser extent... the distant camerawork and performances,…

  • Pig

    Pig

    I sure do love those dreary, twangy PNW vibes. Probably best watched during the Fall.

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  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    Prepare yourselves for Discourse.

  • Torn from Innocence

    Torn from Innocence

    "He looks like a good guy."
    "Yeah, a good guy for a bullet."

    Goddamn what do I even say about this thing. It's truly harrowing stuff, brutal in its honesty and bare-faced in its total embrace of unfiltered copaganda. Like, this sort of cop worship couldn't be satirized because of how ingrained it is in a conspiracy-riddled far right perspective, the same far right that appears to be a parody of itself at this point. I feel like there's no…