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  • Cat Killer Silver
  • Hands Up!
  • A Visitor to a Museum
  • The White Dove

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  • Florence

    ★★★★

  • Everything is Terrible! Does the Hip-Hop Vol. 1: Gettin' A Bad Rap!

    ★★★

  • Boiling Point

    ★★★★★

  • Doggiewoggiez! Poochiewoochiez!

    ★★★

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  • The Lights & Perfections

    The Lights & Perfections

    ★★★★

    Paul Clipson was the first experimental filmmaker to capture my admiration, and looking at the form of his films, it isn't hard to see why. His work is more accessible than the more structurally-inclined experiments of Michael Snow or the often more abstract visions of Stan Brakhage. Clipson's films focus on the beauty of environs almost every human alive has been exposed to, with his in-camera editing exhibiting a playful sensitivity to shape and texture.

    Later works by Clipson would…

  • A Bittersweet Life

    A Bittersweet Life

    ★★★

    At first glance, it seems strangely arbitrary that Korean thrillers have arrested the attention of the Western audience as much as they have in recent years, with gory spectacles of poor people being brutalized with the rich to blame in Parasite earning that film a place near the top of internet film boards and gory spectacles of poor people being brutalized with the rich to blame in Squid Game making that show a favorite among Netflix subscribers and kids damned…

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  • Leaving Neverland

    Leaving Neverland

    Edit: After writing this article, I found this little discourse, which may be the most comprehensive chronological account of the events surrounding the matter. Also check out this examination of the testimony by psychologist/film scholar Rob Ager, before it gets copyright claimed into silence.

    In the wake of Leaving Neverland, there has been some conflict of the accuracy of this four-hour documentary on the topic of unproven allegations of pedophilia against pop superstar Michael Jackson. Almost none of this challenge…

  • The Brown Bunny

    The Brown Bunny

    Precious are the works that lend themselves to empathetic insight in a fashion so closely tied to an honest (if flawed) artist's personal frankness. The Brown Bunny is one of these films whose challenge has resulted in audiences responding with dumbstruck admiration and frustrated dismissal alike. This is a film that is so precise in its focus and unconventional in its means of realizing it that one's reception of the work will have a significant dependence on if the emotional…