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  • Possession
  • You, the Living
  • Pierrot le Fou
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure

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  • Trick Baby

    ★★★½

  • Morbius

  • Seven Years in Tibet

    ★★½

  • Hoagy Carmichael

    ★★★

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  • The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    ½

    verisimilitudinous neoneorealist dickhead. you think rocky actually had to punch the other guy? hopefully olmi's somewhere chained to a rock getting his liver eaten prometheus style by that poor pig.

  • Election 2

    Election 2

    ★★★★

    johnnie to's darkest film and, really, one of the darkest i've ever seen. to has emerged as cinema's simenon (cinemon): one might have trouble identifying a single masterpiece within his massive body of work, but each film functions as kind of a piece in a larger masterwork. he's capable of a ferocity, beauty, strangeness, and humor most film directors can't even imagine.

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  • Song of Love

    Song of Love

    ★★★★★

    mid-day screenings at MOMA are packed with droves of oldsters trying to get their money's worth on discounted yearly museum subscriptions -- these fuckers will see anything. a few years back i caught a double feature of vigo's zéro de conduite and genet's un chant d'amour. first picture goes off fine. genet's masterpiece rolls around and the fogies are in near hysterics: couple of walkouts, some grumbling, uncomfortable shifting & fidgeting, and a few shouts at the screen and/or projectionist… it's nice to know genet can still shock.

  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★★★½

    an email from a friend (and great film scholar):

    'I predict in 10 to 20 years Only God Forgives will be completely rehabilitated critically and regarded as a great film that was misunderstood in its time... in the way that most of Kubrick's films were.'

    yep.