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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    Is it a hot take to suggest that you would do better by just going off and watching The Fountain? That one has Mansell and neo-avant-garde biology alongside the death-of-a-loved-one obsession.

  • Nocturama

    Nocturama

    Last time I saw this, I thought it took too many artistic liberties with the form of editing itself i.e. when we hear sad string music in a Hollywood film we tend to classify this as manipulative and ultimately what Bonello does with pacing here is equally as controlling. The key shift this time around is that I really don't care about perceived manipulation or lack-of anymore, because all the manipulation itself happens within the form of the film.... really…

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    A study of permanence and impermanence and the ways we internalize our emotions until they explode into a physically affecting form, an abstraction of narrative that Snyder pushes so hard it loops into and under itself, there are snapshots of other films - images people have labelled unnecessary - but this is not so much misplaced exposition as it is a myriad of secondary narratives superseding our core one - that's why the titular fight takes over an hour to…

  • Spontaneous Combustion

    Spontaneous Combustion

    ★★★★★

    so, tobe hooper is dead. what follows is melodramatic and dysfunctional but i'm not sure how else to talk about this....
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    dear tobe:

    they say ur movies belong to those without taste, and maybe they do, but if this is the case, i am proud to have no taste, and i am proud because of you. you make movies out of cracks, and from those cracks seep pure desire. i will never forget the end of mortuary, when a…