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  • Metropolis

    Metropolis

    ★★★★★

    Amazing, with a live score by Texas guitarist David Didonato.

  • Fitzcarraldo

    Fitzcarraldo

    ★★★★½

    Magnificent. One of the greatest endings of all time. Such joy and ecstasy and absurdity. The movie presents all the conflicts of art and beauty and colonization and exploitation and obsession and near madness. I've been obsessed with this film since seeing the beautiful, bizarre, intriguing VHS cover in a Blockbuster video. And all the many years of waiting were worth it.

  • On the Silver Globe

    On the Silver Globe

    ★★★★★

    Mind-blowing, a shocking mixture or the primitive and the futuristic and the post-apocalyptic, and a new creation myth and harsh critique of religion and government. Baffling and breathtaking.

  • The Hunger

    The Hunger

    ★★★★

    A little dated but still a great movie. The opening sequence with Peter Murphy, Bauhaus, Bowie and Deneuve is one of my favorites. Sad to see Bowie gone, and very odd to watch him age and "die" after his recent death, but it was great to see him younger and doing something he loved.

  • The Danish Girl

    The Danish Girl

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Interesting movie, beautifully filmed. I had no idea what it was about so it was interesting to see my understanding of the film shift (I originally assumed it was about the wife, or about a lover of the husband, eventually realizing it was about the husband's realization and transformation). I did feel that the lead actor's performance was a little weak; he tended to use the same facial expressions and often had an odd look of innocent surprise that didn't…