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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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  • The Duke of Burgundy

    ★★★★½

  • Watcher

    ★★★½

  • Flux Gourmet

    ★★★★

  • You Won't Be Alone

    ★★★★★

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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 Her body autonomy was revoked before she was born but this isn't considered to be an…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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  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy

    ★★★★½

    "Oh, if only we could all say [a safeword] to end our torments."

    A somewhat kinky tale about a lesbian BDSM relationship where the well-hydrated top struggles to please her insatiable power bottom. The early eroticism quickly gives way to surreal emotionality, this is not a porno nor is it an ordinary romantic drama. It's a ruminative essay on unfulfilled desires and contentment, on compatibility and compromise, on always thinking the grass would be greener with someone else. It's a quiet, intimate, and colorful film with fascinating dialogue and character dynamics and I recommend it highly.

  • Watcher

    Watcher

    ★★★½

    Solid thriller which doesn't quite fulfill its potential.

    Good news: Maika Monroe and Karl Glusman both give great account of themselves, very wise casting and if I didn't know any better I'd say the two of them actually had a little chemistry together. Monroe is a certified scream queen for this generation.

    I also want to commend the cinematography, I loved the cold stony crumbly Romanian setting and almost every shot here is exquisitely crafted. Nice costuming too.

    Bad news:…

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  • 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…

  • Flux Gourmet

    Flux Gourmet

    ★★★★

    "A terrible shame young lad, all because of a formative psychosexual trauma you're missing out on a vital source of vitamin D."

    I absolutely adored In Fabric so I had high hopes for this follow up and it mostly delivered, though I will say up front that the creative wave Strickland was riding this time around didn't crest as high the previous one IMO. I'll list my grievances first.

    Flux Gourmet shoots itself repeatedly in the foot with regards to…