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  • Dig!

    Dig!

    ★★★½

    A story about one of America’s greatest rock bands that never was, but still kind of is

    Recommended from a coworker and considering my love for documentaries and appreciation for rock music, as well as noting it won best doc feature at Sundance in ‘04 my interest was peaked. Rather than being a complete found footage with a strict narration this intertwines two rock bands The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre as the lead for The Dandys, Courtney…

  • Honeyland

    Honeyland

    ★★★★

    A unique, patient, and purposeful documentary following Hatidze Muratova through tragedy and triumph as the last nomadic beekeeper in Europe. Two directors follow Hatidze and her mother Nazife over three years and capture some life changing moments of Hatidze’s life that make you just want to reach in the screen and give her a warm embracing hug. The entirety of this documentary is defined by the way the story is told and captured that make 85 minutes feel like a…

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  • Vivarium

    Vivarium

    ★★½

    The title does a lot of work here which paves way for essentially the entire movie and gives you the rest of the plot before it really unfolds about 15 minutes in. Doesn’t take long to get going and the set up is pretty good but it stays there too long. Once our couple realizes the magnitude of the “hell” their in we get a pretty awesome tidbit of a world that could’ve been explored more. Poots was great here…

  • Knife+Heart

    Knife+Heart

    ★★★½

    Make no mistake, Knife+Heart may not be flawless but it’s filled to the brim with lustful desires, a dreamy hypnotic soundtrack by M83, and a flame of burning passion drenched in neon lights that will take everything with it before it burns out. Set just before the AIDS epidemic, a low-budget gay porn producer sets up her greatest film yet. Reality blends with fantasy and we see the thin line becoming thinner as what’s happening off set influences everything on as…

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

    Maybe it’s because it feels like the first full watch considering I haven’t seen since it’s theatrical release when I was ~8 or that I’m seeing it with new eyes but this has to be one of the most immersive and by definition “epic” watches I have ever seen. Of course the case can be made for better first installments but this one really feels like the beginning of the best trilogy of all time. Saving for maybe two scenes…

  • Her Smell

    Her Smell

    ★★★★½

    Her Smell is a spellbinding nightmare of a film. It’s a scent that crawls right into the olfactory and burns it’s way through the rest of your senses. It leaves a stain on everything you came in with and gets even more pungent with time. Nothing will prepare you for the experience. Alex Ross Perry holds you by the throat for nearly the entire 2 hour and 15 minute runtime and just when you think you can breath you’re pulled…