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  • Eggshells

    Eggshells

    ★★★½

    Interminable hippie improvs mixed with some brilliant abstractionism and surrealism. If this wasn't so unknown it would look at times like a direct influence on SCHIZOPOLIS and TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN. Inconsistent, but all over powerful. Also puts TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE in context as a definite creation of art-film makers -- you can see the visual/sonic connections immediately, though there are few other textual similarities. Would play interestingly with Romero's THERE'S ALWAYS VANILLA.

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    ★★★★

    Improves beyond belief on a big screen. Is this true of all the Bonds? Feels more like a "real" movie has wandered into the Bond Universe. Much more beautifully shot that it ever looked on home video. Lazenby is much much better than he's given credit for, but I think that's accepted wisdom by now.

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  • River of Fundament

    River of Fundament

    ★★★★½

    I was dubious of Matthew Barney before ever seeing his work, I was dubious of Matthew Barney while seeing most of his previous work, I have been dubious of Matthew Barney even while thinking the work I'd seen was mostly brilliant after seeing it. I am not dubious anymore - he is a real filmmaker and a true visionary. I sat in awe for most of the five hours and 20 minutes of this incredible 3-part film last night. There…

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★★

    Began the 25-year anniversary of the TWIN PEAKS cycle (when it took place, not when it aired) by watching this horribly sad movie on the date when the finale takes place. I saw this film twice on opening day 22 years ago, once with my girlfriend at 10.00 am, and an audience that was completely in the world of the film, and left shattered (my dear friend wouldn't touch me or look at me without fear and hate for an…