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  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    a mild pleasure. charlie kaufman left my brain with a hickey here instead of going for the full mindfuck, but his voice is already in evidence; the protagonist looks as much like him as the irl person its meant to represent, some bleeding of imagination into reality, etc. a mostly conventional biopic with a distinctive magical realist touch.

    clooney seemed to be mostly aping soderbergh here...he certainly could have chosen a worse auteur to emulate

    big takeaway: I need more sam rockwell in my life

  • God Speed You! Black Emperor

    God Speed You! Black Emperor

    got 2/3rds of the way in before I could no longer resist the temptation and put on lucferian towers at half volume to play in the background (original music is good too but sporadic)

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  • The Seventh Seal

    The Seventh Seal

    Audio commentary by Bergman expert Peter Cowie. Very sober and educational commentary, even if I got caught up in figuring out which parts of monty pyton & the holy grail originated here

  • The Wrestler

    The Wrestler

    right before I chose to fully embrace cinema I went through my "getting back into wrestling" phase, which did wonders in showing me just how bleak embracing a subculture purely ironically feels. that period of life thudded to a halt when I decided that the wwe hall of famer that had been elected president had basically "worked himself into a shoot" with a Vince McMahon gimmick and turned a whole lot of people into marks

    But yeah, wrestling as a literal springsteen song? Def can still get behind that