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  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    ★★★

    Kind of surprised that I didn't really find this scary: Friedkin isn't a horror director by nature, which I suppose makes sense. Something like I am the Pretty Thing Who Lives in the House is MUCH more likely to mean dread.

    Philosophically though I find this movie horrifying, the idea of there being an unstoppable evil which is real, present, and which we can only delay rather than vanquish forever? Well, that's the stuff of nightmares, and Friedkin understands that…

  • 20,000 Days on Earth

    20,000 Days on Earth

    ★★★★★

    A film devastating in retrospect, having seen One More Time with Feeling first. Cave seems so ALIVE here, that knowing what's going to come makes this almost unbearable to sit through, hearing him say all the things he will eventually become disillusioned by to some degree. Amazingly formally inventive for a documentary, but if you don't think Cave is a genius, you probably won't rate this as high as i do.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    I have so many endorphins running through my system right now it feels like I'm typing this review in slow motion. This movie kicks so much ass. I am now fully in love with Charlize Theron. Tom Hardy remains the king of Badasses Doing Silly Voices. What really got to me, though, is how humane it is. It's really a story about kindness and mercy in a world where brutality is the common language. Miller understands that and his feminist…

  • Live Forever as You Are Now with Alan Resnick

    Live Forever as You Are Now with Alan Resnick

    ★★★★

    Hysterically disturbing. I have no idea if Alan Resnick is a real person or not, but this is one of my favorite performances of the year, and disturbing in all the right ways. Just watch it for yourself.