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  • Dead Ringers

    Dead Ringers

    ★★★★

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

    The film explores identity, the merging of consciousness, and shared experience. If our sense self is tied to someone else, who are we without them?.

    Also an interesting aspect I noticed, is that technology is quite a prominent theme in David Cronenberg films. Although this film, is focused on identity it still appears. The brothers made their name through inventing a new instrument, that alters the profession (new technology), at the start of the film. Then at the end, another new invention brings about their very demise, and the end of their lives (the mutant instruments).

  • Speed Racer

    Speed Racer

    ★★★★

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

    I think you can take the movie and apply it to being creative in general. In terms of maintaining artistic integrity, in the face of disillusionment. Rather than art becoming a commodity, narrowly focused on financial gain. Essentially aligning with the idea of what you think should do, and giving into that. Opposed to what you want.

    The visual look of the film is purposeful as well. It is vibrant, colorful, and imaginative. Which is in contrast to that being…

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★½

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

    I think the movie is essentially about the idea, that if you define yourself with what exists outside of you (i.e the external) it can consume you. In this film, you can actually take that literally given how it ends.

  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    ★★★★★

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

    Eraserhead left such an impression on me, and was a movie that changed how I viewed films. Sometimes I watch a film, and the world seems different afterwards, and I have to adjust back. Which typically happens when a film has such a strong mood, and ends in a way that stays with me. Eraserhead is that film.

    I found it endlessly fascinating, that it takes ideas, feelings and abstract more intangible things and makes them external. Things and people…