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  • In the Mood for Love
  • The Tree of Life
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Stop Making Sense

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  • The Matrix

    ★★★★★

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★★

  • Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No

    ★★★★

  • Paths of Glory

    ★★★★★

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  • The Last Temptation of Christ

    The Last Temptation of Christ

    ★★★★★

    Pontius Pilate: It's one thing to want to change the way people live; but, you want to change how they think, how they feel.
    Jesus: All I'm saying is that change will happen with love, not with killing.
    Pontius Pilate: Either way, it's dangerous. It's against Rome. It's against the way the world is. And killing or loving, it's all the same. It simply doesn't matter how you want to change things. We don't want them changed.

    I have not…

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    I’m drunk.

    At least, that is what I wrote the last time I watched The Tree of Life. Looking at the date of that entry on Letterboxd, October 14th, 2016, I know it was exactly five days before my last (and worst) night of drinking – and believe me when I say I had many, many horrendous nights of drinking back while I was still at it, so for that one to be the worst, you *know* it must have…

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  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★★

    This was my first rewatch of The Matrix in years. I have to say, this thing holds up astonishingly well. It really is a stunning accomplishment, both in its technical feats and in the way it blends big ideas with a gripping, easy-to-understand story that I would recommend to anybody. I know people give the Wachowskis a lot of guff for their output after this film, but there is so much artistry, so much impeccably developed visual language, so much…

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★★

    I wanted to write something profound about this film, Mishima, how deeply I disagree with his politics, how fascinated I am with him as a man and an artist, and Paul Shrader’s remarkable blend of razor sharp writing and handsome compositions, but, when I finished the film, I pulled out my phone and watched half an hour of people loudly ripping ass on YouTube. Therefore, I am disqualified from making substantive statements about the film, which I will save for…

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  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    I remember back when this girl and I were still together, she once asked me when I fell in love with her. I told her it was like a house you pass every day on the way to work. One day, you notice a for sale sign on an empty lot. Another day you drive by and you notice they've laid the foundations. Another day, the walls are up, and another day there's a roof, a garage, and finally a…

  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

    ★★★★

    Fact: Cowboy Bebop is the greatest show to have ever aired on television, animated or otherwise.

    Fact: this movie is two hours of Cowboy Bebop.

    Fact: this movie is two hours of the greatest show to have ever aired on television, animated or otherwise.

    Fact: this was bloody fucking awesome and it makes me miss this beautiful show even more than I already did.

    See you, space cowboy.