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  • Love Streams
  • Tea and Sympathy
  • Penda's Fen
  • The World Is Full of Secrets

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  • Grease

    ★★★★

  • Youth Without Youth

    ★★★★★

  • A Sense of History

    ★★★★½

  • Point Break

    ★★★★½

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★★

    A man has a gun. He shows you the gun, the empty clip, makes sure you know it's not loaded. He puts the gun to your head. He spends three hours spinning beautiful prose about how the gun is loaded. He uses every rhetorical trick he knows to convince you that the gun is loaded. You stay strong though, you know it isn't. He cajoles, he waxes poetic, he whispers and shouts, he's charismatic and seductive and brilliantly smart, but he's wrong. You know he's wrong. Then he pulls the trigger and blows your brains out.

    maybe the best movie ever?

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    “unless you love, your life will flash by.” i can’t hate a film that says this and means it. here, Malick manages to take me really close. my close friend joan describes the central mistake of this film is taking real ordinary life and mythologizing it in order to analyze it. i think this is close, but that there’s no desire from Malick to analyze these people. their mythologized lives are tools to analyze something which he affords much greater…