Fleeting Relevance

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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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  • Emily the Criminal

    ★★★★½

  • The Secrets We Keep

    ★★

  • The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

  • The Desperate Hour

    ★★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 Her body autonomy was revoked before she was born but this isn't considered to be an…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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  • Emily the Criminal

    Emily the Criminal

    ★★★★½

    "You are a very bad influence."

    Another top-shelf Plaza product, kind of doing for her what Pig did for Nic Cage in terms of taking someone we know and love and usually find funny and putting them in grounded danger whilst refraining from going over the top or turning into an action film. Not that she hasn't done Serious Shit™ before but this isn't as surreal as something like Black Bear or as eventually reassuring as a Ingrid Goes West.…

  • The Secrets We Keep

    The Secrets We Keep

    A plodding and mediocre thriller of the sort that people really seem to love to hire Noomi Rapace for. And I can easily see why, because these things must have someone of her intensity and commitment to be even remotely memorable.

    This one milks the everloving shit out of its possible case of mistaken identity (is dude German or Swiss? hmmm), but you can pretty much tell from the jump that this is one of those movies that hopes to…

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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…

  • Lux Æterna

    Lux Æterna

    ★★★½

    "Thank God I'm an atheist."

    To get any enjoyment out this film I think you either need to be a fan of the people involved or you need to be someone who just loves the sub-genre of 'movies about making movies.' Both of those descriptors apply to me so I had a good time but I will say I don't think there's much value here for the casual viewer.

    After a few minutes of chit chat it becomes just endless…