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  • Suspiria


    Glorious and stupid. It's like Salò if the politics and the gratuitous acts had close to zero correlation and neither were particularly integral to the film (so basically the opposite of what makes that movie a masterpiece lol). I'm not even that big of a fan of the original, but to substitute the colors of that film for dull grays and browns feels horribly misguided. This film's greatest crime is being visually ugly.

    A total misfire, but unlike Guadagnino’s other movies, this one fails spectacularly to the point of being morbidly enjoyable. Worth viewing for that scene alone.

  • Green Book

    Green Book


    Nobody does the comedic road movie like (the) Farrelly(s). Wish that Bobby could've been along for the ride.

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  • The Brown Bunny

    The Brown Bunny


    "At the time, it felt like the most important thing in the world." — Vincent Gallo

    In my first log I called the film brutal, and now in my third I think that word doesn't do the film justice: it's quite clearly the saddest film I've ever seen. Everything about the film is sad, every frame of it radiates an intense feeling of pain. As I've often described to my brother during our many conversations about the film, I think…

  • The Mule

    The Mule


    "couldn't buy time"

    The failings of a system that promised individualism. The law doesn't catch up to Earl until he breaks the cycle. Clint's most beautiful and poignant ending, in which Earl's art, which was once work (art without art), is finally able to exist freely.