notasfarwest

notasfarwest Pro

hang up the faces, lon chaney, your day's gone

Favorite films

  • My Darling Clementine
  • Knightriders
  • Charisma
  • Monsieur Verdoux

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  • The Killers

  • Kisses

  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue

  • Canyon Passage

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  • The Killers

    The Killers

    following the investigation of a dead man who we only see in flashback, the killers has the feeling of a locked room mystery where the clues are slowly revealed through the standard "talk to A who tells you about B who lets slip that C knew something they shouldn't" structure of these old noirs that hooks me every time. eventually the puzzle box structure it opens with gets supplanted by the indulgence baked into its sourball of a script, always…

  • Kisses

    Kisses

    sweet melodrama played out across a quietly confident structure with no extraneous lulls or hesitation. not sure there's much else i could ask from something like this. kinichi acts with the certainty of youth but this debut is already assured and stable.

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  • And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool.

    And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool.

    "apparently you stop feeling like this when you're an adult. just like you stop being able to hear sonic mosquito repellent."

    every day like a long summer in a small town, wishing you were someone else until you are.

  • The Bob Emergency

    The Bob Emergency

    "later, beamon will say of this leap: "i felt alone.""

    jon bois is one of my favourite documentary filmmakers working, and while this anthology-style film loses a little focus just because it's unrelated stories connected by a first name, it's still massively entertaining to watch and demonstrates all the dramatic tension involved in slowly panning along a chart as well as anything could.

    would have clicked like for the long-jump section alone