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  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers


    I know people love this film, but it's basically about a bunch of guys who kidnap a bunch of women, and then the women have Stockholm syndrome. It's a beautifully staged production and Donen's choreography is excellent. I just couldn't stomach the story this time around.

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters


    A beautiful testament to Mishima and his aesthetic ideal: the unification of art and action through the performative act of suicide. I revisited Paul Schrader's masterpiece for an article I'm writing, and The Criterion Collection's Blu-ray looked superb.

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  • Spotlight



    "If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse one."

    An incredibly affecting and important film. It worked just as well on a second viewing.

    My original review from 2015:

  • Basket Case

    Basket Case


    Haven't watched this since I was a little kid. It's far more disturbing and unsettling than I remember. The screams of the "basket case" are quite unnerving.