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  • Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins


    Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke may be the stars of Mary Poppins, but the films appeal resides with the plight of Mr.Banks and his children. 

    Everyone conflates this film, imagining it’s about a wacky nanny who does trick and sings songs. Yes these spectacles are highlights of the film, but its time-tested appeal is undoubtedly its ability to share the perspectives and stuggles of individual family members; by establishing this empathy, the characters and audience grow to love eachother…

  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin


    More compelling than Enter the Dragon, with the scale of Throne Of Blood and humor similar to The Holy Mountain.

    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is an epic journey of self discovery and revenge. Follow the story of a young school boy San Ta, as he’s chased out of his hometown by an invading army. On the verge of death San Ta arrives at The Shaolin temple, for seven years he studies buddhism and martial arts. San Ta then returns…

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  • Psycho



    Honestly if you neglect the fact that Hitchcock made this exact film forty years earlier, its a great piece of cinema. It manages to be slightly more graphic then the original, and while still maintaining a "shot-for-shot" remake Gus Van Sant takes a few brilliant liberties. I believe he made this version of the film just to prove how bullet proof and timeless the script is. I wish more directors would pay homage to cinema like this instead of just remaking films for hollywood licensing rights.

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice


    shadily one of the best comedies in recent history. a modern noir (slacker noir) masterpiece. The ensemble cast deserves such high praise. visually one of the most stimulating films I've ever watched.
    Let the dust settle, like high tide at the beach this film submerges you and as you're gasping for air, it allows you that one deep breath that's just enough to keep your blood pumping.