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  • Color Out of Space

    Color Out of Space

    a whole mess of very bad - from bad start to increasingly-bad finish: meanwhile constructing that spectacular platform from which gives rise to the   ‘un-caged’ phoenix of all things truly-bad, allowing him the freedom  to soar high-off into the smokey pink-tint flames of burning badlands before him. Ultimately rating in a cathartically fun experience.

  • Motherless Brooklyn

    Motherless Brooklyn

    ★★★

    This one ended up in the enjoyable pile, albeit it is a film somehow ‘greater than the sum of its parts.’ Or was it inferior as a whole, than the sum of its parts..? I’m not really sure which. It felt like a lot of flourishes - none of which were terribly fleshed out all upon their own - but enough of them were linked together to hold up a paper snowflake

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  • Hardcore

    Hardcore

    ★★★★½

    rewatching this film in anticipation for Schrader’s new film First Reformed, i was not disappointed by my own high expectations since watching this for my first time a half-decade ago... love everything about this film, from the brilliant casting + acting, its perfect slow-burn pacing, the seedy underbelly color palets used for 1970’s LA, and the vibey score. 
    can’t help but be reminded of a film i’d seen since: The inferior-in-every-single-way 8MM dir by Joel Schumacher/starring Nicholas Cage...Despite the execution, these…

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★

    best of 2017