matthew l.

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Favorite films

  • Penda's Fen
  • All the Vermeers in New York
  • Moonfleet
  • The Scenic Route

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  • Dancer in the Dark

    ★★★

  • Pierrot le Fou

    ★★★★★

  • 100 Horsemen

    ★★★★★

  • The All Golden

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  • Dancer in the Dark

    Dancer in the Dark

    ★★★

    i was really taken with this up until about the halfway mark, at which point von trier's worst instincts start to emerge, and the rest of the film oscillates between the sublime and the sadist, the inspired and the idiotic. even in his best work, lars has always been very cognizant of and exploited the fact that, as a filmmaker, you can just set up your plot as a little dialectical machine to get you to point a to point…

  • Pierrot le Fou

    Pierrot le Fou

    ★★★★★

    the entire world is here

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  • Padmaavat

    Padmaavat

    ½

    When a film has to start off with a disclaimer clarifying that they don't, in fact, condone sati, you know it's gonna be bad.

    I find it hilarious that Modi's fascist cronies threw a fit over Padmaavat's release when it's pretty much the Hindutva propaganda film of their dreams. This is literally just a far-right mystification of history, complete with savage Muslim villains and noble Rajput heroes (who won't shut up about how noble they are).

    Yes, Bhansali creates some…

  • Poor Things

    Poor Things

    ★½

    Don't have patience for this type of shit anymore sorry