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  • The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes

    ★★★★★

  • Woman in the Dunes

    Woman in the Dunes

    ★★★★

    Do you shovel sand to live, or do you live to shovel sand?

    This little gem of a psychological horror was a freebie that a friend of mine gave me and it was a pleasant surprise. I tasted elements of Bergman's Persona and Frankenheimer's Seconds, as well as uncharted depths I hope to explore in future viewings.

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Blade to Blade: the Director's Cut (1992) vs the Final Cut (2007)

    A brief discussion under Michael Audet's review of Blade Runner prompted me to revisit the Director's Cut in order to settle once and for all which version I like best.

    It's actually not going to be that big of a showdown, sorry to disappoint! Not because one comes out the clear winner, but because the differences are so small as to be almost negligible. Alright, on a technical…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★

    "It's all data. Ones and zeros. All recoverable. Eternally present."
    - Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon

    "Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run . . . but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant. . . ."
    - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson

    I slid passed three other…