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Hi my name is Justin, I left my old church because they wouldn't let me watch movies.

Favorite films

  • Let the Right One In
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Under the Skin
  • The Neon Demon

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  • Men

    ★★½

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    ★★★★

  • The Girl From Plainville

    ★★★★½

  • Switchblade Sisters

    ★★★½

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    "So why do you shop at night, then?"
    "People wind me up."
    "How?"
    "They're ignorant."

    The Female has been expressly designed to entice and lure males of the target species, delivering them to be harvested for their meat. She's tracked by an ever-lurking handler, who monitors her for aberrant personality growth and acts as a deterrent against attempts to deviate from her prescribed role. Her body autonomy was revoked before she was born but this isn't considered to be an…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    "You want me to make this easy for you? No, no fucking way, it's not gonna be! IT'S NOT EASY FOR ME!"

    How can you go on living once you've chosen evil and the consequences are closing in and it's too late for dreams, too late for forgiveness, too late even for acceptance of fate? Why continue existing now that you've failed your goals and discarded your morality, revealing your deepest self to be nothing like the pleasant persona you've…

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  • Men

    Men

    ★★½

    Buckley is good, the movie around her not so much. Men feels like a film that resulted from someone trying to force ideas to life, as opposed to one born from a genuine fount of ideas. The core theme seems to boil down to "men can be really awful" but the problems are A. You probably already guessed that was the theme from the film's title and marketing, B. You probably also already knew that men can be really awful…

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    ★★★★

    Watching this film I was reminded of the Norma Desmond line from Sunset Boulevard about silent film actors not needing dialogue because they "had faces." Very true of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the facial expressions and body language convey multitudes of emotions without leaning too heavily on the intertitles. Fascinating to watch such capital-A Acting.

    And the set design might actually be the best I've ever seen, the gothic city looks warped and melted as though it lives in…

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  • The Girl From Plainville

    The Girl From Plainville

    ★★★★½

    I'm a little surprised that the reception to this show has been so mid, for whatever it's worth I found The Girl From Plainville to be rather exceptional myself. Crucially I was very pleasantly caught off-guard by how weird they were willing to get, maybe I'm too easily impressed but the surreal dance scenes set to "Can't Fight This Feeling" and "Teenage Dirtbag" by themselves had me in states of amused shock.

    The many hallucinatory scenes of Michelle and Conrad…

  • Brand New Cherry Flavor

    Brand New Cherry Flavor

    Mehhhhhhh. The synopsis and marketing write a check the actual product can't cash. The strong first episode sets up a basic but promising revenge tale of a young female director trying to even the score against a predatory producer but we take so many ridiculous twists and turns along the path that you don't even care that much by the time you finally get to the messy, lackluster payoff. There's a metric shit ton of body horror stuff which should…