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  • Straight to Hell

    Straight to Hell

    An Alex Cox western starring Joe Strummer and Jim Jarmusch!! What is this insanity?

    1980’s Cox is guaranteed to always be a blast. He’s a special brand of idiosyncratic surrealism totally apart from anything else being done at the time or since. The dude just loves to fuck with our awareness of genre and narrative, while still merging them with his punk sensibilities (though naturally he’s never above criticising those very sensibilities). The chaos eventually descends into total stylistic anarchy where everything falls apart in a cacophony of bloodshed.

  • Heat

    Heat

    Often dark, frequently hilarious. There's great dynamics between the multitude of strange characters, primarily in how they all revolve around their obsession with Joe Dallesandro, or to be more precise, his body. Dallesandro has a body that in the perspective of 20th century California is essentially perfect. He is young, fit, with long hair and a sharp, masculine face. He has a superficially idealized form to match his superficial and narcissistic character. Like basically every single person he meets in…

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  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    THIS MOVIE IS SO FUCKING DELIGHTFUL, JESUS CHRIST.

    It's like a big ball of hope, humor and warmth without any over-sentimentality or cheesiness. It has an overwhelming sense of optimism but never becomes dishonest, an incredible achievement in my book. From start to finish it repeatedly makes me laugh and enjoy myself. When it's over I want to watch it again. I need more thoughtful films like this in my life.

  • Pather Panchali

    Pather Panchali

    Lol I lowkey rewatched it, I think that’s the second time I’ve ever done that in less than 24 hours. Anyway some notes I took.

    - Yah like the first viewing my brain kept thinking of how it uses a lot of Kurosawa-esque composition and visual texture. 

    - So many shots that emphasize how the people interact with the natural world. It’s symbiotic. You see the food sticking to their hands and their feet kicking dirt.

    - Like I said…