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  • Carlos

    Carlos

    ★★★★★

    Guerrilla war struggle is a new entertainment 

    Gang of Four- 5:45

    Terror itself is a commodity. There is value in the violence. Not the aftermath- the extinguished life, nor the damaged structure. The value of terror is in the spectacle. Carlos shoots right between the nose, not for effectiveness, but for the brutal spectacle. As often we expect from the movies pink mist sprays out from the back of their heads, but here it is real. We are consumers of…

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    Perfectly captures the essence of Murakami. A dreamlike trance that makes you question what is real and what is paranoia. The droning of the sleepy jazz, and the muted vibrance of the dusk created and atmosphere that perfectly matched this story. The first half while somewhat visually similar to the rest of the movie perfectly flows from a light, yet well written drama, into  the hitchcockesque nightmare near the end. This film felt like a fever dream in the best way possible.

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  • Blue Collar

    Blue Collar

    ★★★★

    At first I was very resistant to Paul Schrader

    He seemed to me to represent the tried and true, conventional approach to filmmaking. Great at what he did to be sure, but still stuck in the past. 

    Than I was drawn in through his work with Scorsese, it was magical to me. Moods and feelings of a different era captured so perfectly on screen. His films have a way of evoking American culture in such a raw, yet prophetic way.…

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    Dog Day Afternoon

    ★★★★½

    I feel like Sonny might just have a really hard time communicating with people 🤔

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  • The Social Dilemma

    The Social Dilemma

    ★★

    There were some very good points and interesting questions in this movie, my main problem was that almost none of it was backed up by hard evidence. This is just a bunch of people making bombastic statements to in order to shock people. I’m not saying most of this isn’t true, I’m just saying that it isn’t done very professionally and is very hard to take seriously. Also a lot of the cutaways were sensationalistic, unnecessary and cringe inducing.

  • The Meg

    The Meg

    ½

    I have literally been waterboarded before, and that was a far more pleasant experience than watching this “movie”.