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  • The Evil Dead
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • No Country for Old Men

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  • To Singapore, with Love

    ★★★★½

  • The Empty Man

    ★★★½

  • Cronos

    ★★★

  • The Curse of La Llorona

    ★★

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  • Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    Shattering.

    Easily one of the most singular, profound and artistically accomplished films of all time.

    Scorsese's direction is legendary here. Urgent, raw and viscerally sincere- a crashing tidal-wave of ferocious empathic energy churns a primordial cauldron of primeval catholic spiritualism charged with guilt as heavy as tectonic plates. Save for literally two cuts I personally disliked, everything on a technical and craft level is of an almost completely unparalleled sort. Effortlessly evoking the aesthetic and sounds of the periods the…

  • Road to Damascus

    Road to Damascus

    As the Writer and Producer I feel I shouldn't score the film. But I am exceptionally proud of everyone who worked on this project.

    We didn't have anywhere near enough money (about $20k) and it being many of the cast and crew's first feature film there are inevitably things I wish I could do over or differently. But I don't think any of that diminishes any of the hard work litteraly everyone POURED into this movie. Maybe someday I'll tell…

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  • To Singapore, with Love

    To Singapore, with Love

    Painful but enlightening.

    Despite my geographical distance and the gaps in my knowledge, I still found this very powerful. I will admit though that because I am coming to this as an outsider and despite my doing some cursory pre-reading, I'm still positive that a fair bit of nuance was lost on me.

    The subjects interviewed are all deeply interesting and complicated- how far they were willing to go for their beliefs is admirable even if the cost of those…

  • The Empty Man

    The Empty Man

    Novelistic and unwieldy but creepy and effective.

    Not surprised the studio didnt know how to market this one but what you're getting is really almost 3 films in 1. With the closest comparison being to the American remake of The Ring, there is a strong investigative and procedural throughline to the second half that does a good job of keeping what could have been a messy and convoluted mess on rails and easy to follow. The narrative structure is so…

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  • Pig

    Pig

    Very good. But also very frustrating.

    In a lot of incidental and unimportant ways this is basically the film I wrote and produced- except good. That and the hero here is lookIng for a truffle pig and not his trans roommate.

    Sigh...

    Really there are a lot of differences and Pig is a bigger and richer film than anything I could have ever conceived of. The film has a lot of really interesting things to say about pacificism, food, environmental…

  • Dune

    Dune

    Flat, uninvolving, dull and laborious.
    Dense with lore, world building and spectacle but light on story, character and impact.
    Exceptional effects work and solid performances struggle to bring weight to what is ostensibly a first-half of a grander narrative. Yet I am uninterested in where that leads.

    Dune as Novel, as text, as an art Object is a remarkable accomplishment of imagination and a stunning interweaving of historical and anthropological knowledge within a sci-fi context- a work of such total,…