that cat's something i can't explain
"Are we any the less victims of the war than those whose bodies were torn asunder? Are we not both the living dead? And now you come to me, playing at being an avenging angel - childishly thirsty for my blood. We understand each other too well. We know too much of life. We shall play a little game, Vitus. A game of death, if you like."
ulmer and his cuckoo co writer peter ruric conjure the ultimate satanic ritual:…
after naively attempting to breathe new life into the franchise in the last jedi, j.j. abrams and crew take the path of least integrity. the rise of skywalker works overtime to create absolutely nonsensical and narratively illogical ways to tie these lifeless, hollow characters back to the vintage heroes and villains from the original trilogy. the ideological tug of war between the three films ends up leaving the saga without any satisfying arcs or endpoints - rey’s lineage becoming a…
"After we've seen so many copies of something over so many years, we're not all experts who can stand before an original and understand it. It takes our breath away. Therefore, without the existence of copies, we wouldn't understand originals."
-Certified Copy, 2010 dir. Abbas Kiarostami
"The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea."
-Jean Luc Godard, "Strangers on a Train," Cahiers du Cinéma (Paris, March 10, 1952).
"the holy trinity of bitches!"
Anakin: "We need a system where the politicians sit down and discuss the problems, agree what's in the best interests of all the people, and then do it."
Padme: "That is exactly what we do. The trouble is that people don't always agree. In fact, they hardly ever do."
Anakin: "Then they should be made to."
"All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state."
- Benito Mussolini, Speech to Chamber of Deputies (December 9th, 1928)