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  • Milestones

    Milestones

    ★★★

    Probably should have watched this after Tree of Life. A little long though right?

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    I first saw Tree of Life in Italy. I was in a bed place. An ex-girlfriend was tormenting my every waking moment on a college trip in a foreign country, where I knew no one and didn’t speak the language. I went to the Odeon every day for a week and saw this movie. It kept me grounded. Convinced me that life could still be beautiful and that even the pain I was in had a beauty that I should…

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  • Sombre

    Sombre

    ★★★★

    Never have I felt so wrong about a movie I judged on my first watch so quickly. The closest would have been Phantom Thread, but even that I didn’t actively dislike as I did this movie. Not only that, I was wrong... so wrong... in my original review. The main character is not a serial rapist, and in fact not a rapist at all, unless you consider murder a form of rape as his victims are clearly non-consenting parties. Either…

  • Bad Lieutenant

    Bad Lieutenant

    ★★★½

    One of the best Q&As of all time. Abel Ferrara talked about scoring heroine for Zoe on the LES as part of their writing process. He talked about how the priest from the church they shot in was sent to Alaska after that. He talked about the original conception with Walken in the lead, rewritten as much funnier, but a different movie. He and Nic Cage almost worked together, but got in a fight. They’ve since made up. Please make that movie.