dunson

dunson

Favorite films

  • West Side Story
  • Dancer in the Dark
  • True Stories
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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  • Sun Stone

  • Signal to Noise

    ★★★★

  • How Do You Know

    ★★★★★

  • Rollerball

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  • Sun Stone

    Sun Stone

    well...another win for us on the "some avant-garde films should just have no sound" side...

  • Signal to Noise

    Signal to Noise

    ★★★★

    "The ancient Greeks had this idea--a living organism, coming into being, all on its own..."

    "Like a virgin birth?"

    "A little worse."

    This is really what you want from an experimentalist making a foray into narrative; it brings an abstract, symphonic rhythm to the story, an inner psychological cosmos to its characters. The ground level sci-fi that results is just my kind of shit; there's something alien about being in a body; there's something cosmically catastrophic about recording what one…

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  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★★

    Not remotely as abstract and video-arty as its reputation suggests. More than anything it feels like it’s just about rupturing temporality, defying notions of “progress.” Ultimately, to me, a potent “end of history” proposition; whether we’re just normal people in the daily grind or vile bureaucrats systematizing genocide, we are constantly staring at a past and future that builds to nothing. It is of course about much more, applying numerous intermingling avant-garde strategies—it’s about the banality of evil, it’s about…

  • Knock at the Cabin

    Knock at the Cabin

    ★★★★★

    morning-after longer words here, especially on Shyamalan's continued beautiful uses of the trademark Tak Fujimoto close-up

    A quick and dirty inversion of Old’s frustration at the sacrifices demanded of individuals for the sake of progress. Preliminarily thinking this is a staggering masterpiece but I’m tired and M Night just put me through the ringer so ask me again later

    Editing this for an important thought I had during the movie that has to be shared RIGHT NOW: Rupert Grint gives…