urinalsarejustok

“Cinema is not a magic. It is a technic and a science. A technic born from a science and set to a will." - Class of Struggle

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Favorite films

  • Fort Apache
  • Death by Hanging
  • The Devil's Cleavage
  • Hôtel des Invalides

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  • The 40 Year Old Virgin

    ★★

  • The Bad and the Beautiful

    ★★★½

  • Magnificent Obsession

    ★★★★

  • There's Always Tomorrow

    ★★★★½

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★½

    I'M CAUGHT IN A TRAP
    I CAN'T WALK OUT 

    The entertainer as equal parts product and laborer - the surplus value of which is rightly shown to be theft. 

    I NEED YOUR LOVE
    I NEED YOUR LOVE
    GODSPEED YOUR LOVE TO ME

  • No Room for the Groom

    No Room for the Groom

    ★★★★½

    Douglas Sirk knew where we were headed. One of the angriest films ever about American life very thinly veiled as a sex comedy, but plays out more like a panic attack. Not to say that the sexual component isn't central to what's going on here - it's the one "natural" urge / relationship that all other relationships are deemed artificial and poisonous in comparison to.
    The period of wartime industrialization is important here, as is the resulting economic prosperity that…

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  • Room 666

    Room 666

    ★★★★½

    Spielberg's section is so misguided it's almost funny. It's important to note that he's the only filmmaker here who speaks of film exclusively in terms of economics. The epitome of the high art that he feels studios do not want made is "a 13 year old boy masturbating for the first time." This section, immediately followed by Antonioni's insightful reflections on issues of technology, almost speaks more toward the future of film than the words of the directors.

    As I'm…

  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

    I didn’t even watch this I just like hating on stuff