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  • Weekend



    I hated this the first time I watched it. It was on my list of worst movies ever. After watching it again a decade later, I like it quite a bit. I simply didn't get it back then, nor did I have the patience for trying to understand it. My movie palette is diverse now, my understanding of form has increased, and I'm generally more cultured on literature, history, and, as a nerd for political economy, the ideas of Marx…

  • Elle



    Entertaining, interesting, ridiculous—like all good films directed by Paul Verhoeven. It's a twisted psycho-sexual thriller that ends on a somewhat frivolous note, but it's not a stupid movie.

  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter


    Visually stunning, there are several incredible scenes that can be cherished on their own. My favorite is one of the river scenes of the children on a boat ("Two pretty children..."). I like the use of song and singing as expressions of character.

    The ills of religion are shown to a very controversial extent: misogyny, hypocrisy, and mob violence are intertwined with the culture of belief.

    But the performances, including Mitchum's, definitely feel "of the time." I can see NotH…

  • Roar



    Not a very good movie, but it's incredibly intense. Every scene feels dangerous, like somebody's is about be eaten. The wounds for the most part look real too.

  • Scooby-Doo



    Horrible. Very surprised I watched this.

  • 2 Guns

    2 Guns


    Better than you think

  • Horsemen



    A lazy and generic rip-off of Se7en.

  • American Ultra

    American Ultra


    An enjoyable stoner sendup of Jason Bourne. Jesse Eisenberg's awkward naiveté gets on everybody's nerves, very funny. Jesse and Kristen Stewart were good here, I'll take this again over Café Society.

  • How to Get Ahead in Advertising

    How to Get Ahead in Advertising


    A bit dated, but still funny. Richard E. Grant is very good and over-the-top.

    Although, the closing monologue rings like a sarcastic version of one of Bernie Sanders's economically illiterate gaffes.

  • Mouchette



    My So-Called Life

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox


    Didn't need Rolling Stones or The Beach Boys songs. Still a great movie.

  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

    The Killing of a Chinese Bookie


    1978 cut