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  • The Beyond
  • House
  • Paris Is Burning
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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  • The Red Shoes

    ★★★★★

  • The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★★

  • True Stories

    ★★★★

  • Repo Man

    ★★★½

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  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely gorgeous classic. Emotionally complex and technically amazing. Mitchum’s character is one of the all time creepiest villains. At times, ethereal & haunting. One of the great underrated films.

  • True Stories

    True Stories

    ★★★★

    A sweet film that brings us to the child eye level of David Byrne in the middle of Texas. It’s all a bric-à-brac fantasy of Americana. Easy to get swept up in as Byrne floats around from small town eccentric to eccentric, segwayed into kooky musical numbers written but not always performed by Byrne. Yeah—it’s doe eyed in it’s approach but a film as sweet as this, especially out of the 80’s, is a feel good pleasure one shouldn’t feel ashamed to experience every once in a while.

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    Okay A24--we're done. No more of these half-realized genre pics, technical exercise, calling cards. May Under The Skin remain the only great film you've released(okay and Spring Breakers).

    So what's wrong with Hereditary? It's cynical but not so obviously at first. The first half begins with quite an unexpected plot point and builds upon it with an eerie, grief felt, and almost at the edge of tears/laughter kind of atmosphere. It is refreshing that the film doesn't cheaply go for…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★

    A24’s The 10th Kingdom

    Lacks any sense of emotional element with any of its human or non-human characters. Just an ornate, auto-masterbatorial collage of “one-perfect shots”, polished and scrubbed of any texture or grit. It’s modern assumptions on the reality of the glories of medieval legends is obvious. Really slacking in the pacing department and then when we finally get to the typical fantasy/anthology film set-pieces, they lack any real sense of wonder. Never weird or sexy or provocative or thrilling. Bog standard choir score and all the forced & whispery performances one could take. 

    Just watch Conquest. You’ve been meaning to anyway.