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  • The Hourglass Sanatorium

    The Hourglass Sanatorium


    Literally had no idea what the fuck was going on...just kinda had to hold on tight and bathe in the many splendorous oneiric sequences that splash up continuously. It's a dream of legitimate wonder; it's really good at blindsiding you with the possibility of anything. I think it's about the Jewish diaspora? Or questioning sexuality? Or reliving your best and worst life moments with the possibility of changing it all? Idk the shot with him and the butterfly was one of the most mindblowing camera movements ever idc idc

  • Hazard



    "It's in our destiny to cultivate our loneliness"
    "We are going to rule this world like the white man rules this island"

    This absolute masterpiece marries the raucous guerilla stylizations that pulled the worldwide attention that put Sono on the map with the aggro-punk sociopolitical undertones of Sono's later more famous works in an utterly sublime, tonally smooth, breathtaking 100 minutes. Has a surprising amount to say about how a falsified image of America is reciprocated back unto itself -…

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things


    The big difference between Kaufman's scripts and directed features is the amount of him in it, and while his scripts aren't great, given a decent director pairing, they usually temper down their ostentatious bizarreness. Eternal Sunshine and Adaptation (while definitely having their gender dynamic imbalances and eye-rolling lines of dialogue) slightly succeed at their jobs because they're able to paint humanity as messily faulty without getting buried in the sands of their own semantics. His features however....

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  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods


    "Five Bloods don't die; we multiply."

    This is one of those films that revolutionizes and reinvents an entire genre from the ground up without even trying. Most Vietnam-era films, good or bad, are pretty rote thematicaly, gunning for broad and oft vague moral generalizations (coming for your ass kubrick), but it's so refreshing to see Spike dig into the root of evil that *is* The American War. To expose the military as a fiercely and devilishly imperialistic institution that preys…