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  • Bringing Out the Dead

    Bringing Out the Dead

    ★★★★½

    This movie truly has no business being as beautiful as it is. It’s night and day between the shit-ugly digital cinema of the 90s and this slick 35mm sparkling rainbow chiaroscuro death dream. Like straight up beautiful scenes in this that get rushed past you faster than Dave trippin’ through the cosmos to get to that fluorescent retirement home. Even the nastiest, grimiest, puke-colored ER room looks like a sort of oasis of sterile calm in comparison to the chaotic…

  • Seconds

    Seconds

    ★★★★★

    Has there ever been a more me-themed podcast than Faust and 1960s movies? Do I reference Martin & Lewis, Phil Ochs, Jodorowsky, Monty Python and primordial consciousness in this podcast? Yes I do! Bart had the brilliant idea of including Seconds in our list, so you'll HAVE to listen to hear about all of the surprising parallels between Seconds and Goethe's Faust!

    Seconds just blew me away so completely. Beautifully shot with deeply compelling acting by Rock Hudson and an infinitely…

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  • Rock-a-Bye Baby

    Rock-a-Bye Baby

    ★★

    WHO IS THIS MOVIE FOR??? Ma’am, here’s that Tashlin / Jerry Lewis remake of Preston Sturges you asked for. Yes, there are multiple scenes of violent slapstick comedy, corny heartfelt singing, threatened domestic violence, and extended scenes of single adult men cooing over babies. Yes, Jerry Lewis confronts 1950s gender roles, indulges in multiple racist stereotypes and is accused of bigamy. No, ma’am, it most assuredly goes on for what feels like days. 

    I mean the movie looks great, like all…

  • Diary of a Chambermaid

    Diary of a Chambermaid

    ★★★½

    I have a ton of respect for Luis Buñuel but at the same time there tends to be something just missing for me in his movies and Diary of a Chambermaid isn't any different. If you want to know more about Buñuel in the 60s and my not-so-hot takes go ahead and listen to the latest Cinema60 episode. Don't worry, Bart is very disappointed in me.

    Here we've got a movie about fascism and just how far you're willing to…

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  • The Way We Were

    The Way We Were

    ★★★★

    This isn't the story about people who drift apart because of politics, this is the story of a woman with convictions (whether you agree with them or not) and intelligence, and a wuss-ass (drop dead beautiful) white boy who has never had to care about or fight for anything in his life.

    They're initially attracted to each other because they each have something the other wishes they could possess. For Redford, Streisand represents the exciting world of fringe living, of…

  • Belladonna of Sadness

    Belladonna of Sadness

    Oh god, what a load of shit. The best I can say about this is that the illustration style is beautiful. Oh and if you ever wanted to see a clam go to town on a snail, or an alligator eat out a woman, this is the movie for you.

    This movie is for your penis, by your penis and about your penis. I'm having a very hard time seeing where anybody saw 'feminism' in this other than the weird…