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  • A History of Violence

    A History of Violence

    ★★★★★

    You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
    Exodus 20:5-6

    “I killed Joey Cusack. I went out to the desert, and I killed him.”

    cronenberg’s exacting and surgical cutting at the heart…

  • Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews

    Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews

    complete 5+ hour version of all 5 episodes. (stated as 85 minutes here?)

    about 3 years after tricky dick's resignation, he sits down to have the run around with david frost on any and all topics of his presidential run: vietnam, mao, 18 1/2 minute tape gaps, the nefarious east coast media, watergate, and doctor death - henry kissinger. nixon being nixon, frost and the audience get the constant distraction and non-answer routine. by '77, his bag of tricks was…

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  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    ★★★★★

    "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!"

    as…

  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★★★

    "It is a cruel atmosphere down there, cruel and ruthless."

    "The body, love, death, these three are just one. For the body, this is the disease and exquisite delight, and this that does die, yes, they are carnal both of them, love and death, and thus their terror and their great magic!"

    - Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

    one of the countless details in verbinski's magnum opus is an aide reading a copy of the magic mountain before masturbating. the…