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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    Saw this on the big screen as a part of a theater's midnight run of cult classics.
    1) More dreamlike than I ever could have imagined.
    2) Modern cinema needs to rediscover the art of miniatures.
    3) Not all dystopias need to be gray.
    4) Vangelis is a fucking wizard.
    5) Subtle philosophy is the best philosophy.
    My favorite for the near future. Would give all the stars.

  • Oingo Boingo: Farewell (Live from the Universal Amphitheatre)

    Oingo Boingo: Farewell (Live from the Universal Amphitheatre)

    ★★★★★

    Without a doubt one of the greatest concert films I've ever seen.

    Throughout the 80s, Boingo were known for their intense, high energy, close bodied, sweat drenched concerts. Flash forward to 1995, where the music climate was loud, full of mosh pits, head bangers, grunge, and raw emotion. Few people give Boingo credit for being so adaptable, with this final concert being a culmination of over a decade's worth of music exploding into the new climate of 90s rock concerts.

    The music is fantastic. The performances immaculate. And I'm damn sad I never could've seen these guys.

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★½

    Refn is an interesting director. One of the few visionaries that can walk the fine line of "style over substance" and, in my opinion, be successful. From the opening credits to the final shot, "The Neon Demon" successfully planted its hooks in me, and I enjoyed every minute of it's surreal and vibrant atmosphere. While I have some major problems with the pacing of the story and flaws in the structure, Refn succeeds in delivering his vision and telling a…

  • Crimes Against Humanity

    Crimes Against Humanity

    Never before have I been more disgusted by being tricked into enjoying a film than I have with this pretentious arthouse "film."

    Coming out of the theater (the university cinema which was showing the film which we were required to see for a class), I thought I enjoyed this film. The quirky, offbeat sense of humor and surrealist nature struck a cord with me and though the last 45 minutes were a bit of a drag I thought as a…