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Favorite films

  • Suspiria
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Titus
  • The Return of the Living Dead

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  • Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby

    ★★★★

  • Simple Men

    ★★★½

  • Surviving Desire

    ★★★★

  • Brutal Sorcery

    ★★★

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  • Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby

    Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby

    ★★★★

    Twenty-five years after first watching it, this really hits more of an impression on me now in my current jaded and clown-pilled era where I'm fine watching everything burn while laughing. The cynicism and exasperation is felt and appreciated here, causing to me to laugh much harder than most mentally-balanced viewers would, I'm sure. Looking now, one can see this now as one of the last salvos of the 90's alt-indie film scene before corporatism and digital video wrecked shop on all of it. And I'd be willing to trade Witherspoon for Lyonne any given day.

  • Simple Men

    Simple Men

    ★★★½

    The first slight faltering of Hartley, with two filmmaking approaches attempting to be melded but ending up creating a degree of tedium in its final third that you wouldn't expect. It begins wonderfully, firing on all cylinders in terms of pacing, dialog, and introducing a fantastic cast. Around the halfway mark, the storytelling has hit a big slowdown and begins suffering from a lot of navel gazing before it just simply has no inertia at all for its final act,…

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  • Reindeer Games

    Reindeer Games

    ★★★½

    Fuck you guys. It's fun.

  • Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss

    Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss

    ★★★½

    For the most part, it's another one of those comedies filled with people that make you go "Oh, them! I love them" and whose humor screams "LOOK HOW FUCKING QUIRKY WE ARE!" that tends to start to stall out two/thirds into it, but it earns an extra half-star due to Sam Huntington's unedited single-take delivery of the backstory behind their need to move from Ohio to LA while laying in a bathtub and talking to an animated bird which had me fucking dying of laughter.