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  • Stalker
  • A Moment of Innocence
  • Mistress America
  • I Am Cuba

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  • The Tsugua Diaries

    ★★★

  • Day Night Day Night

    ★★★★

  • Matinee

    ★★★★

  • Inland Empire

    ★★★★

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  • The Flicker

    The Flicker

    ★★★★★

    Never have I been more acutely aware of the fact that my physical perception of the world is solely a reaction to stimuli. Conrad truly gets down to the simple nature of how film is perceived, while presenting a truly inexplicable hallucinatory stroboscopic experience. Also an actual physical exercise on the eyes, ears, and body, as I swear even my heart rate was doubled by the end.

  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    In case it wasn't evident enough from my avatar, it might be a good idea to let you all know that...

    ...Stalker is undoubtedly my favorite movie of all time.

    No movie is able to melt me into a state of compliance as well as it has, and from the very first viewing it has taken hold of my fragile consciousness, hopefully forever and always. I may have only seen the film four times, but I have probably spent days…

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  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    ★★★★

    Unequivocally THE film for anyone who spent a solid portion of their teenage years finding solace online. Finding the space for introspection in this respite, allowing the exploration of one's true self under the guise of semi-anonymous connections with others which might not be possible otherwise. Jane and Anna bring so much emotional truth to these experiences of idling melancholy, one that can bring as much harm and dread as it can freedom and comfort.

  • Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    ★★★½

    missed opportunity not watching this with one of my parents

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  • Bigger Than Life

    Bigger Than Life

    ★★★★★

    No films other than my two favorites Taxi Driver and Stalker have I loved as much as Bigger Than Life after my first viewing. All are true love on first sight, but is this a sign that Bigger Than Life will grow to rank among Taxi Driver and Stalker? Honestly I doubt it, despite how amazing I found it to be, and how it became an instant favorite for me and an instant all-time classic in my mind, I don't…

  • Demonlover

    Demonlover

    ★★★★½

    What starts as a pretty clear cut tale of corporate espionage between pornography distributors descends into a chilling and utterly captivating atmospheric exploration of the effect of technology on the mind/body/soul of post-internet society. The film consistently shows how violence and hardcore sexuality prevalent in media has warped people through desensitization and creation of perverted fantasies that are mistaken for reality, all done in a way that makes demonlover enchanting. This doubles when the film's major espionage plotline largely falls…