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  • Wendy

    Wendy

    It’s the trailer but long. Maybe style over substance, but the style is so good maybe it becomes substance? Clever adaptations of source material.

    Color blind casting leads to diverse cast (good) but also leads to unfortunate parallels with magic Black person trope. Slightly more conscious casting could have avoided that and still kept the great cast. Although, I don’t think it actually follows that trope, since Peter has his own growth and lessons to learn.

    I’d watch it again right now.

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Even after all the hype, completely floored.

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    This is actually my first David Lynch. Obviously he’s been on my list for a while, but I just never got around to it.

    Was this a good place to start? It’s hard to tell.

    I’m not sure if I liked it or not. It’s difficult to tell because it felt like it was in a different language. It felt like there was intention, but I didn’t have the right vocabulary. In some ways it felt like 8 1/2, but…

  • Near Dark

    Near Dark

    It feels iconic. We should all be talking about this more. Right now it feels like a well kept secret.

    How did they get the tone right? It’s not campy, but it’s not over serious. The performances are also spot on. It should be silly, but it just keeps working.