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  • The Other Side of the Wind

    The Other Side of the Wind

    I am in no way prepared to say how I felt about this movie. Extremely dense! Very messy and crazy! I might give this another go with subtitles turned on and see if I have an easier time.

    I was definitely struck by how self-lacerating this movie is - a portrait of the film director as a superficial tyrant, who mostly creates as a means of exercising control and power over people. Hollywood as a nightmarish post-modern hall of mirrors…

  • Border

    Border

    Was honestly a little shocked to open Letterboxd and see how devisive this movie is. Imo it's incredibly bold and cool - an outsider love story that refuses to sand off any of its rough edges. This has one of the craziest sex scenes I've ever seen in a movie, and the lead performance from Eva Menander is out of this world (her physical work is stunning - she builds a whole ultra-specific world just out of the crazy stuff…

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  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    "They're after the place. They don't know why; they just remember. Remember that they want to be in here."
    "What the hell are they?"
    "They're us, that's all, when there's no more room in hell."

    This was remarkable - so densely packed with political ideas (the police raid at the beginning is one of the best depictions I've ever seen of the absurd terror of police violence), haunting images (blood getting wiped away by windshield wipers), biting satire (the brilliant…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    I didn't like this at all! Horribly written and sloppily directed (for some reason it feels like most dialogue scenes are filmed in weird pseudo-montage, and the movie completely lacks any sort of cohesive visual style), and worst of all, it feels toothless and not that scary. There are definitely a few fun moments (the sequence with the motion sensing lights, the stuff in Laurie's house with the flashlight on the gun), but it's hard not to feel depressed by…