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  • Blade Runner
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Suspiria
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

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  • Aliens vs Predator: Requiem

  • Deep Cover

    ★★★½

  • Boat People

    ★★★½

  • AVP: Alien vs. Predator

    ★★

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  • Aliens vs Predator: Requiem

    Aliens vs Predator: Requiem

    "That's crazy. The government doesn't lie to people."

    When the expectation of being able to actually see what's going on in the movie isn't met, you know you're in for a bad time. This movie doesn't have "characters" or "a plot." What it does have is editing so the personality-deprived people on screen can literally usher the story forward. It's not uncommon to be confused about how certain characters ended up where they are, and I mean that in a geographic sense. There are no positives to this movie, but it's also not one of the worst movies I've ever seen, so I guess there's that.

  • Deep Cover

    Deep Cover

    ★★★½

    "Belinda, I ain't got fucking time for this shit now!"

    Was not expecting the insane style and confidence this movie gives off. Now I need to watch other Bill Duke-directed works. Laurence Fishburne is incredible. Never seen Jeff Goldblum like this before. There's so many great lines. Cool cinematography, cool editing decisions (mostly - the opening scene in choppy slow-mo was a bit off-putting). Stevens' character arc is really effectively conveyed. Not sure I'm quite head-over-heels for it (I think I said that about something else recently), but this is a great movie.

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  • Phallus: The Man

    Phallus: The Man

    ★½

    I scoured the Internet for this movie. I looked through every last Google result, every shady site you can think of, every nook and cranny I knew of to find this movie. I commented on pretty much every Letterboxd review of this film seeing who had access to it and how. I was setting out to do a Sion Sono marathon, and this was the only movie I couldn't find. Thank you nihilreich and DareDaniel for helping me out.

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★

    Joaquin Phoenix is great. The violence is more impactful than I expected. There's one moment I can remember where I wish things weren't as spelled-out as they were, and the ending was a little predictable. However, I otherwise thought the execution of the idea was great. I'm confused about some of the controversy surrounding this movie regarding morality. Arthur is in no way glorified and only mildly sympathetic.