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  • Inside Björk

    Inside Björk

    On my day out yesterday, I went into (an overpriced con excuse for) a record store. I’m going thru the cramped racks - cramped because no one in their right mind would buy something at these prices, holy god! - when I see a copy of Björk’s ‘Homogenic’ tucked away in a corner. As you can tell, with me, price matters. I have a rule in place where I don’t spend more than thirty bucks on a record. Sometimes I’ll…

  • Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room

    Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room

    Needed to wind down a bit after the day I’ve had.

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    Masterpiece. Paul Schrader has captured post-Trump malaise better than any film I’ve seen since the election, whether intentional or not. In the climate we find ourselves in the observant are often burdened by a toxic amount of uncertainty and anger. With this in mind Schrader asks, How is it we try and justify the notion of hope when you can’t ignore the chaos in front and ahead of us? Heavy but necessary.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    PTA’s commentary track - when’s the last time he had a commentary track for anything? - on the film's camera tests made me think of film school. How I had a loose grasp, at most, of lighting & lenses, camera settings. I knew how I wanted something to look but couldn’t quite get the technical side down. “Hey uhh do I adjust the ISO or the f-stop here?” “Does this look okay?” One time I submitted a low light assignment and…