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  • Buffalo '66

    Buffalo '66

    “You look like a little boy in the bathtub.”

    In one of the absolute finest pictures of all time Vincent Gallo explores a world of blame and hurt; a promise written in stone, supposedly irreversible only to be changed by the dedication of a gentle touch. Vincent Gallo’s “Billy” looks at how a less than traditionally paternal upbringing can guise in tremendous results. It’s built not of a single detrimental blow, but of small deteriorated slights that chip away at…

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    [1000TH REVIEW]

    “I still have no idea how to find happiness...but I’ll just stay here”. 

    This film is extremely important to me, as is the entire series. Neon Genesis and Twin Peaks are two pieces of fiction that have irreversibly changed the way I think; both in cinematic terms and otherwise. This film has so much to unpack, and while there are small details that reveal the bigger mosaic, yet I think the *feeling* of End of Evangelion and the…

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  • The Addiction

    The Addiction

    “Seventh circle, huh? Dante described it perfectly.”

    A simplistic metaphor used to exemplify the most animalistic desires. Abel Ferrara, yet again, understands the deepest depths of human nature as he projects his own experiences of dependency on substances in order to tell this grimy tale ridden with bloodsuckers. Constantly you are bombarded with moral quandaries and questions you never find yourself asking. The Addiction probes your brain and heart with striking black and white images and a haunting score set…

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    Au Hasard Balthazar

    “Besides, he’s a saint...”

    A moving and touching snapshot showing us what makes life, well... so magical. Robert Bresson takes his patient and quiet sensibilities to a character with a similar outlook. I appreciate Bresson’s purposeful reservations — something I found to be less that such in Pickpocket — as he takes these mundane moments throughout this animals’ life and morphing them into a beautiful and singular statement about the human (in this case donkey) condition, that, with it’s swelling…

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  • WHAT DID JACK DO?

    WHAT DID JACK DO?

    Short Review:

    Here’s everything I’ve found about What Did Jack Do? I’m fairly sure it’s not available online — legal or otherwise — and as far as I’ve seen there aren’t any indications of it being included on a home release; though it’s a possibility. 

    I found it was screen at this film festival in 2017 and the link I added takes you to a FaceBook post with much more context and background. Though I’m assuming it’s a masterpiece, I doubt…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    “It’s no longer your film.”

    Truly something special; the magic never wears.