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  • Asako I & II

    Asako I & II

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

    I think I envied you. I saw someone continuing to do something I gave up, and that person looked radiant. That's why I said it

    Love is a blight. Love is a crippling ailment of the mind, from which-HOLY SHIT HE PULLS THE CAT OUT OF THE DOOR. BEST MOVIE EVER

  • Ill Met by Moonlight

    Ill Met by Moonlight

    It's slow as molasses, and aside from two stellar scenes of signal lights burning in the sky and trekking through fog, it's a bit lacking in the dreamy wonder that made The Archers' 1940s run so beautiful*. That being said, the interactions between the soldiers, the Cretans, and the German Commander are lively with the Powell and Pressburger mix of human wit, folly, and bravery. Powell himself hated Dirk Bogarde's performance, but that feels more a victim of the approach…

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  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★★★

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

    Schrader's Transcendental Style thesis is mostly bullshit when it comes to linking together Bresson, Dreyer, and Ozu, but its an excellent lens to view Schrader films. The Card Counter is perhaps his most Bressonian and Dreyeresque films. It's all here. The close ups of hands. the Pickpocket ending, writing in journals, long unbroken shots, and close ups of faces (okay not quite Bressonian there, more a Dreyer expression).

    But what a movie. The Card Counter reminds me of why I…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    70mm screening. Greatest theater experience of my life. The flicker of the projector. The grain that adds life and energy to every still moment. Every frame a conduit for the most magical human achievement. All downhill from here. 

    Lust for French brunettes ended. Need a hot Jewish brunette girlfriend to yell at me and whip me into shape. Sadly, I am a loser Catholic.