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  • Carlito's Way

    Carlito's Way

    wow what a film. emotional connections between humans compels every scene, which is always a small arc of a relationship. the lighting is sublime and the film absolutely hypnotic. I already want to watch this again.

  • Space Amoeba

    Space Amoeba

    A tight and brilliantly executed genre film. There's a dozen Honda's I haven't seen so I can't speak to where this stands in his body of work, but goddamn did I love it. The sense of perspective and the rapid-but-steady build up of tension is simply masterful. The whole time I was drawing parallels between this and both Spielberg-helmed Jurassic Park films. In many ways this feels like the grandparent of The Lost World. Also, the soundtrack is dope as the kids say. It's no Matango but it sure is aces.

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  • HyperNormalisation


    Ultimately, Curtis’ argument is that the oversimplification of complex problems breeds oversimplified solutions, and when these overly simple solutions are implemented—often violently—they produce unintended consequences that further complicate the calculus. I would like to keep this front and center, because while Curtis has many aesthetic and methodological weaknesses, the framing of his thesis remains sound, even if he himself is not fully beholden to it. The case for complexity is a flexible position, one that does not divide political and…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    I’m genuinely surprised by how beautiful and visually interesting the first hour of this film is. I say without hyperbole that it recalled for me Murnau’s Faust, not to compare Snyder to such a master, but hear me out: the film moves seamlessly from instances of photorealism to dreamlike abstraction. The visual and emotional landscape leaps from dreams and legends and fantasies and realities. These moments fold into each other; the lines are blurred. These moments are the highlights of…