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  • In a Year with 13 Moons
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  • Finished
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  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

    ★★★★

  • Bad Luck Blackie

  • Red Hot Riding Hood

  • Who Killed Who?

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  • World of Glory

    World of Glory

    ★★

    blah blah blah the world is hell hopeless cinema eurowank. shut up!!

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★½

    turgid, and spends a lot of time treading its wheels in lukewarm pastiche of Cronenberg's c. 1990s career. slightly better when it's at least taking the piss out of its own aesthetic nostalgia, and the production design and mise-en-scene ripped straight from Existenz still captivate even when under a frankly unsuited digital gaze. viggo and kstew get to have so much fun that poor lea seydoux seems like a bore by comparison even though she's basically fine. far too mealy-mouthed…

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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

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

    What makes Lynch so fascinating is that he’s a conservative whose aesthetic tendencies (unerring empathy for/centering of his female characters, a proclivity for exploring dysphoric relationships between persons and their bodies/bodies and the world, and an affinity for the cynical epistemology of the noir) constantly undermine his nostalgic and otherwise regressive gestures. Nowhere is that more apparent than in The Return, a colossal moral reckoning with the willful failure of each and every available institution (cultural/political/social) to reckon with trauma.…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    feature length rick and morty ep for new york times readers