Blake Bergman "Various Spaghetti"

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Favorite films

  • Being There
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
  • The Straight Story
  • Fubar

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  • Vigilante

    ★★★★★

  • Hollow Gate

    ★★★

  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie

    ★★★★

  • Rest in Pieces

    ★★★½

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  • Merrily We Go to Hell

    Merrily We Go to Hell

    ★★★★★

    Recently, I have been digging around in the wonderment that is the Pre-Code era of films. I had seen this film previously, but with the surrounding context of other Pre-Code era films now watched, I do see this film within a different light, and applaud it for its excellent use of energy in conveying its message to its audience.

    As anyone who does a little research on the film before or after viewing, one of the first noticeable things about…

  • Being There

    Being There

    ★★★★★

    "Being There" is one of those rare films that often leaves someone attempting to formulate context around it in a state of disbelief. The reasoning, as such, is that as one watches the film, they are most like in store for a different viewing each time. There is layer upon layer of contexts, meanings, and statements about the world around us. For myself, I spent many years abstaining that I didn't have a favorite film. There is such a vastness…

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  • Vigilante

    Vigilante

    ★★★★★

    "Vigilante" is a 1982 film directed by William Lustig. True to the film's name, the film fits securely with the "vigilante" brand of exploitation genre that held most of its power in the 70's and 80's. Now the genre isn't only confined within those two decades, it just when much of the prominence of activity was occurring. It's also a cross genre subtype, as honestly many "vigilante" mentalitied films can fit in multiple surrounds and not just gritty urban sprawl…

  • Hollow Gate

    Hollow Gate

    ★★★

    "Hollow Gate" is a 1988 slasher directed by Ray Di Zazzo. The key descriptor for the film is "microbudget" which are tells you what kind of item of novelty you will be watching before take part in the full investment of it all. That being said, if you're all about this kind of film, it appears that "Hollow Gate" is a favorite in some circles. This being my first round with the film but obviously not my first experience with…

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  • The Holdovers

    The Holdovers

    ★★★★★

    "The Holdovers" is a 2023 dramatic comedy directed by Alexander Payne. The film takes place with the setting of Barton Academy, an upscale Boarding School for affluent students in New England. Most who attend here are the sub typical type to go further on to Ivy League College endeavors and prominence beyond that. Not to say there isn't challenges with any schooling, but many of those who attend live a privileged existence in which the school makes notice to balance…

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans

    ★★★★½

    Within today's iconology and connection with film, we would be amiss to not focus a proportion of film upon the importance of the storied career of Steven Spielberg. He is obviously not the only iconic director out there (a statement-based sentiment that he would clearly express himself as well, being a lover of film both within the context of the tandem of current and past) but his now standing vast career has brought forth some of the most monumental films…