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  • Paris Is Burning

    ★★★★½

  • Cure

    ★★★★★

  • Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion

    ★★★★★

  • Talk Radio

    ★★★★★

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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    Gotta light?

    Simply the greatest thing ever created. THE greatest. I finished all of it with my girlfriend a few days ago (my fourth watch, her first) but it has taken me a long time to get all of my thoughts together.

    The first scene of Part 1 with Cooper and the Fireman is definitely the most important as it applies to the events of Part 18. Initially the Fireman’s words to remember “Richard and Linda,” would appear he is…

  • Showgirls

    Showgirls

    ★★★★★

    When she sees Nomi I think she definitely sees a younger version of herself. It’s a very narcissistic kind of relationship. It’s perfect - I always loved that the first time they meet each other it’s in a mirror.
    - Gina Gershon on Cristal

    Those reflections are visible from the first time Nomi sees Cristal emerging from the volcano, mastering the hand motion immediately after seeing her do it on stage. Later when Cristal takes her to lunch at the…

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  • Parallel Mothers

    Parallel Mothers

    ★★★★½

    What are you going to name it?

    If it’s a girl, Ana.

    The perfect closing night to my first year at NYFF. This has one of the most powerful ending shots in an Almodóvar film, and two phenomenal performances. 

    Q&A with Pedro Almodóvar, Penélope Cruz, and Milena Smit 

    A treat to be able to see this. The best part of the Q&A was when Penélope Cruz said that Almodovar had the idea for the story way back when they were in New York doing press for All About My Mother. This masterpiece was twenty years in the making!

  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★½

    Q&A with Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Tilda Swinton

    It can be a great thing to experience films at home, but this should not come at the cost of the experience at the cinema. 
    - Tilda Swinton

    When I first posted my log a couple of hours ago, I four starred this. But I just can’t stop thinking about. It’s so beautiful. Also I completely agree with Weerasethakul’s decision to release the film in cinemas only and never on streaming. If there…

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  • New Rose Hotel

    New Rose Hotel

    ★★★★★

    Your friend sold us out to Maas. They don’t care about Hiroshi. They swapped him, for a chance to wipe out Hosaka’s entire team. 

    Sandii....

    They turned her in Vienna. I should’ve seen it coming.

    ^ This exchange right here gives me the chills every single time. Love the slow movement over the Tokyo skyline, cross faded with X and Fox trying to leave the Hyatt hotel. 

    This is most noticeable in the scene right after they show Sandii the…

  • You Don't Nomi

    You Don't Nomi

    ★★★★

    Was fortunate enough to see this tonight having bought tickets last week. I have to say, I would’ve preferred to watch this alone. Esztherhas’ interview that’s shown in the film I of course had already seen, but I could’ve done without the sea of people giggling. Tonight’s audience seemed to latch onto every opinion that wasn’t “this sucks” as a big joke. And there are many times in this film where the commentators are so passionate in their hatred for…