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  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
  • Eyes of Fire
  • 3 Women
  • The Curse of Her Flesh

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  • Tracks

    ★★★

  • Frownland

    ★★★★½

  • The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?

    ★★★★

  • Malina

    ★★★★

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  • Tracks

    Tracks

    Jaglom clearly wants to energize this mostly naturalistic and anxious movie about post traumatic stress in soldiers returning from Vietnam, with a bit of early Godardian New-Wave energy. Sometimes this works and the result is deliriously disorienting. Sometimes it doesn't and it feels gimmicky and a little silly. And sometimes it just makes Dennis Hoppers pants disappear.

  • Frownland

    Frownland

    ★★★★½

    This is a lot. Nothing happens and it's still a lot. It's a movie wound so tight it should start to splinter and come apart before it can finish. And yet it still keeps scratching itself and picking at its scabs all the way to its conclusion.

    It won't go away. It never stops asking you to pay attention to it, then shrinking into itself the moment it knows you are looking. You ask what it wants, what it's good…

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  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    ★★★★★

    I feel I need to write something about this, before its images fade, and it becomes indistinguishable from my own memories. What I’ve just seen is an entire lifetime. At first, I did not know whose life it was, as these images came towards me at a high velocity. Blurred. Jangled. Sun damaged. The faces of strangers. The shapes of rooms I have never been in. All of them, like stars or insects, either too big or too small to…

  • Frankenhooker

    Frankenhooker

    You had me
    At crack that makes prostitutes
    Blow up.

    Then they blew up.

    And you
    Just kept on
    giving.

    Thank you, Frankenhooker

    You're the best.