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  • David Frost Interviews Richard Nixon

    David Frost Interviews Richard Nixon

    ★★★★

    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…

  • New Order: The Perfect Kiss

    New Order: The Perfect Kiss

    ★★★★★

    directed by demme, featuring camera//assistant camerawork from henri alekan and future claire denis' regular agnes godard. gillian gilbert cranks up the system looking like she walked off the set of the breakfast club with molly ringwald, sumner nervously shuffling, morris stoic and brooding. peter hook just ready to start jamming, and it all kicks off.

    you start feeling those ineffable butterflies in your stomach like you're reliving your first kiss, and demme captures the cold precision of laying the track…

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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…