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  • In the Realm of the Senses

    In the Realm of the Senses

    ★★★½

    As someone who didn't know what sex was, this was enlightening.

    For real though it seems like there is a ton to unpack with this movie. It's obviously not simply trying to be scandalous. From what I can tell in other reviews people perceive a solid amount of political and social commentary in here. I've read discussions of freedom in pre war Japan, the concept of obsession, the idea of being suspended from culture, criticism of the working state, repressed…

  • Tampopo

    Tampopo

    ★★★★★

    1. Easily one of the most fun and enjoyable movies I’ve seen. Tampopo has multiple interesting storylines that are each separate strands of life. They are noodles in broth, as my friend Ryan said, coming together to form a delicious cohesive experience. 

    2. The sexual is culinary and the culinary is sexual. Tampopo’s erotic moments effectively render all other movie sex scenes useless to me. I love them. 

    3. The movie has its own unique Tears in Rain moment that…

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  • Solaris

    Solaris

    ★★★★★

    I had one of the most profound experiences of my life immediately after watching this movie.

    Lately, a small activity that brings me great joy, is to take beautiful sections from movies I love and pair them with music of my choosing. For example, the lush greens of Barry Lyndon with the title track of Eno’s Another Green World (later, the AGW 33 1/3 book would back me up in this choice), or the ending of Herzog’s Nosferatu with Ride…

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    ★★★★★

    Winter Lady has been my favorite Leonard Cohen song since the first time I heard it 2 years ago. I always thought it had an incredible atmosphere; wistful, melancholy, and completely cinematic. Ever since my viewings of Nashville and Roeg's Don't Look Now, I've decided Julie Christie is my favorite actress of all time.

    To see these two loves of mine marry in perfect harmony was cinematic nirvana like I've never experienced. I love the song even more now because…