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  • Audition

    Audition

    ★★★★

    You will not be prepared. This surreal, hyper violent pseudo horror film takes the viewer on a twisting, turning trip down the rabbit hole into pure depravity. Director Takashi Miike claimed international attention with this brutal psychological horror film that defies all conventions and categorizations. Miike is a director known for pushing the envelope throughout his entire career and while this may not be his most wild or even violent film it certainly remains his most genuinely disturbing. The gut…

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs

    ★★★★

    The first film from writer/director Quentin Tarantino may is one hell of a feature debut. Centering around the aftermath of a bank robbery gone wrong, a group of frazzled criminals hole up in a safe house trying to make sense of how it all went wrong. This is a wildly confident first film, showcasing a filmmaker who’s encyclopedic knowledge and love of cinema is unparalleled. “Reservoir Dogs” displays most of what would become staples of the auteur’s oeuvre such as…

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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    This is cinema at its finest. Every once in a while I watch a film that perfectly showcases everything that is unique and beautiful about cinema as an art form. A film that highlights what sets this medium apart from any other artistic medium by delivering an experience that could only exist within the capacity of a motion picture. "Stalker" is such a film, a momentous achievement in filmmaking that is brilliant, haunting, and revelatory in its sublime use of…

  • The Sisters Brothers

    The Sisters Brothers

    ★★★½

    The western is one of cinemas’ oldest, and most popular of genres. There was a time where westerns routinely reigned as the highest grossing films annually. While not a dead genre by any means it has, after decades of oversaturation, severely waned in popularity. Westerns today seem to only resurface in pop culture based on how innovative and “different” a film is; something that sets a particular film apart from the myriad of westerns that have come before it. This…