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  • Claire's Knee

    ★★★★★

  • Smithereens

    ★★★★

  • Detour

    ★★★★

  • Chan Is Missing

    ★★★

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

    the genius of the wachowskis was to lead the audience along neo's journey (transition into belief) through the matrix trilogy. there were levels of indoctrination, deconstruction and ascension or transfiguration, which the viewer (through protagonist as avatar) would need to navigate. I see resurrections as a purely zen effort (within the same lens that the matrix is a deeply spiritual zen movie... though a western understanding of zen that borders on christian sacrifice while still remaining metaphysical rather than didactic)…

  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3

    ★★★★★

    total masterpiece 
    Blockbuster driven solely on emotion
    Ecstasy 
    Envy
    Ego
    Rage
    Forgiveness
    Operatic type plastic filmmaking
    But what really moves me is the tangle of feelings
    Saw myself and my relationships at so many points which is scary, and thrilling, and comforting
    Connecting at the base level of human understanding, the level confused by every communication other than emotion... and stripping everything away to move solely on emotion, on feeling...