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I only rate the movies I want to revisit when the dementia takes me.

5/4.5 - Canon
Heart - the good juice.

Favorite films

  • Persona
  • Buffalo '66
  • Bad Lieutenant
  • The Brown Bunny

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  • Men

  • Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind

  • The Man Who Sleeps

    ★★★★½

  • Tea and Sympathy

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  • The Brown Bunny

    The Brown Bunny

    ★★★★½

    An act of astounding and audacious minimalism by Vincent Gallo, a stunning departure from his at times borderline expressionistic and moody “Buffalo 66”, “The Brown Bunny” is a tactile exploration of heartbreak and regret. Bud Clay, motorcycle racer, drives across America to get to his next race. On the trip he listens to music, often folk music. He thinks about his ex girlfriend Daisy often. He stops occasionally for brief, sexually charged encounters with other women. These often are shown…

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★★

    Terrified of taking agency in your own life and the possible resulting heartbreak. Longing to be a passenger, driven away for hours, freed of your choices and potential mistakes. Nothing but time for contemplation and regret.

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Th "Raimi influence" is predictably overhyped and in the context of the overall film those techniques and moments become nothing more than another reference, essentially becoming Easter Eggs for film nerds to gawk at. The MCU is now a franchise that has totally abandoned any semblance of narrative structure replacing it with nothing more than endlessly trite exposition and tedious unfunny bathos. This is barely even a movie. Nothing has its own emotional context, there is zero tension or heightening…

  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★★★

    Both incredibly tense and meditative, Paul Schrader pours all his formal and subtextual obsessions into another political fire-charged exploration of America's soul. While "First Reformed" explored nihilism in the face of environmental catastrophe (and ends on a moment of optomism) this film is as pessimestic as Schrader has ever gotten as he examines a country that has completely lost its moral compass and ethical center.

    William Tell, our principal character is a former enhanced interrogation operative who was employed at…