Tom

If you think movies are bad, just wait to you see the people who watch em!!!!!!

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  • Former Cult Member Hears Music For The First Time
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • It Follows
  • Petite Maman

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  • C'mon C'mon

  • Cry Macho

  • Former Cult Member Hears Music For The First Time

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    ★★★★★

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  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    Recently I went through a folder of images saved, some ten years ago, from the curated bookmarking site FFFFOUND! It's a pretty neat survey of early-millennial aesthetics: kitsch screenshots from tokusatsu series, earnest statements plastered across pastel imagery, ironic statements laid out in busy fonts, lots of photos of Daft Punk. This is the thematic and visual universe Mike Mills emerged from, and still inhabits. His visual touchstones are skate videos, indie films, music promos. His themes are shared with…

  • Cry Macho

    Cry Macho

    I wanna be a cowboy baby

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    i. One of my entryways into cinephilia was reading the Wikipedia synopses of canonical + cult things in IT classes at school. This has given me a broad, shallow knowledge of a lot of things I haven't actually seen. Reading a few paragraphs summing up a narrative is also, obviously, not the same experience as actually watching a film. Unless that film is Tenet.

    ii. Genuinely, embarrassingly incomprehensible, it is a film where everybody talks a lot and doesn't say…

  • Irradiated

    Irradiated

    It's not that I can't tell the difference between this and a Faces of Death movie. It's just that, experientially, I don't think they're that distinct. Left shaking with anger at the gratuitous use of archival footage from some of the most horrific cases of mass murder in the 20th century, a significant amount of it cribbed from much better films, to make the groundbreaking point that war is pretty bad. Gave me the feeling of stumbling across some Bad…