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  • Cloud Atlas
  • Song to Song
  • Speed Racer
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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  • Solar Noise

    ★★★★

  • Hoss

    ★★

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    ★★★★

  • Sense8: Amor Vincit Omnia

    ★★★★★

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Kiss

    Kiss

    I see two distinct directions of deconstruction Warhol could be taking. The first is a flattening, a slowing down and hollowing out of the classical Hollywood kiss. His kiss is stretched out across discrete angles and many actors, but remains a resemblance of those scenes, often covered by two angles and featuring the well known “half kiss” of the movies (which makes the romance of the “movie kiss” a touch ironic). This kiss, in all its versions, is full throated.…

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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...