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  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★★★

    "A Man's reach should exceed his grasp"

    Holy shit Charlie Hunnam is insanely good in this film as his brilliant performance fits well into this emotionally warm film about family and honor. The final third is just spectacularly beautiful and the spiritual dynamic works so well, the score and editing really helps push this theme across. The shift in tone is odd but not out of place and the direction overall is solid if not spectacular or wholly unique. The power the film has in its ending is lacking in its first half which is a familiar feeling I've had with Gray's other films.

  • Ichi the Killer

    Ichi the Killer

    ★★½

    I respect the insanity and the oddly clear vision that Miike had for this but I was also confused and not exactly entertained by Ichi. It has its humor and it has a lot of unique characters and costumes but it would've been nice to have a clearer story or some kind of an exploration of character.

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    I find it strange that this movie is so popular. I see 'bros' quoting it and they always have this next to Goodfellas and The Sopranos and Entourage in their collection of movies. I think a lot of people like it for the wrong reasons. They like the violence and the guns and DENIRO. But for me this is the quintessential art house film. It's ambiguous in it's meaning, it has no plot, it's main character has a lot of…

  • Gummo

    Gummo

    ★★★

    What the Fuck
    What the Fuck

    Cracking Shuck
    Holy Donald Duck

    Smelly Truck
    Youthful Puck

    Hair that's growing out of your back
    Kids that say the darndest things.

    Poop.

    Crepes. With bananas and asparagus.
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    Spaceships blasting 409 on a chevy nova.




    Gummo is about 100 times more bizarre than what you have just read.