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  • L'Avventura

    L'Avventura

    ★★★★

    To everybody who calls Antonioni boring, I humbly offer you the latest episode of Cinema60 all about Antonioni's 1960s cinema. Bart and I are obsessed with Antonioni, and we're hoping our passionate breakdowns of his movies will intrigue you a bit more than the standard lines about hyper-focusing on microscopic details and obsessions with his framing do.

    It's been ages since I've rewatched L'Avventura and I was glad I did. It's not my favorite of the trilogy (which for me…

  • Real Life

    Real Life

    ★★★★½

    "And I think if you ask any magician he'll tell you that cups without balls doesn't mean jack shit!"

    This movie has no business being as good as it is–it's less of a comedy and more squarely part of the Non-Horror Horror genre. It's layer upon layer upon layer of satire; the depths to which this film goes for its gallows humor is so chillingly dark I wouldn't be surprised if most people mistook it for light. It's a commentary…

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  • The Mountain

    The Mountain

    ★★★

    A haunting representation of the horrors of midcentury stoicism, medical practices, duality and obsession with perfection. In that way, it's kinda low-key the more coherent version of The Lighthouse? Or well, the less angry and more broadly symbolic version of a young man trying to find peace and slowly sliding into a world of pure, testosterone-fueled terror.

    I liked this more than I expected... I might need to rewatch it at some point, but I'd need to be in the right mood. Its heaviness kinda creeps up on you and you don't notice it until you're smothered.

  • Powder Heads

    Powder Heads

    This movie is just YouTube before YouTube was a thing and I can appreciate that. Y'know, back when you had to go to the theater to get high and watch a buncha ski highlights for an hour and a half. The best part is the copious warnings in the beginning, which you realize by the end was just a set up because they were too high to come up with a coherent plot to work around these montage clips. So the movie literally ends with Poochie going back to his home planet. In that way, 5 stars.

    ANOTHER FANTABULOUS CHUD SUNDAY SCREENING.

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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…

  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★½

    I keep thinking this poster is an artful suggestion of a man's torso and the little lights on the bridge cables are nipples