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  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★★

    "It's too bad that all these things
    Can only happen in my dreams
    Only in dreams, in beautiful dreams"

    Blue Velvet is the film where David Lynch really finds his niche.

    It is the first David Lynch film set in America (Eraserhead is kinda vague, Elephant Man is a gothic London, and Dune takes place in the far future). And Blue Velvet features in that classic Lynch perpetually 1950s America. Lynch's America is not an attempt at accurate portrayal of…

  • Repo Man

    Repo Man

    ★★★★★

    "Credit is a sacred trust. It's what our free society was founded on! Do you think they give a damn about their bills in Russia? "

    Alex Cox deserves credit for setting the template for the American indie cinema boom in the 1990s. It's everything Tarantino wanted to be but never quite fulfilled, the film is pop-culturally savy, visually inventive and most of all deeply fun. Every character is essentially a cartoon, and the whole thing has this manic energy…

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  • Malice in Wonderland

    Malice in Wonderland

    ★★★

    My name on this site is not a reference to this film, I thought I was clever and turns out there's also a metal band with this name so I'm experiencing an existential crisis of identity perfectly mirrored by watching the cinematic equivalent of LSD.

  • Unofficial Reality

    Unofficial Reality

    ★★★

    While "Life is Flashing Before You Eyes" was beautiful this came across as the worst brand of art school snark. A lot of good images but no where near as entrancing as other works of Vince Collins.

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    Suspiria is the kind of movie that gets me excited about cinema. It's a film that is so unabashed in its commitment that you at least have to respect it, even if you find the end product to be shall we say, muddled.

    First it's probably worth talking about what this film is not, since a large portion of audiances are going to have the wrong idea of what they're getting into (which is a reoccuring problem with horror films…

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★

    Re-enact the torch scene at the end but on Roman Polanski irl imao.

    Overall it's fun and there's a lot to like, but there's just so much baggage in it, the entire Sharon Tate thing goes nowhere, and I reject QT's hypothesis or whatever, because this film is a nostalgic ode to an era that died for a reason.

    There's a lot to like, but it's too in awe of itself to ever actually consider the implications of anything that…