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  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★★

    a stillness calmly flows out

    from the modernist structures

    inflecting its wonderers with a sense of purposeful beauty

    some slowly learning that rather than articulate this presence

    it is far more important to feel & let it wash over

    architecture as healing

    as a conduit of expression removed from its intellectualism

    the thoughts unhurriedly flowing

    connections surging

    in the glint of the steel & glass

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★

    graverobbers entering the neon crypt

    one with face like splattered berries

    other with slashed righteousness fulsome powerburst

    seeking to reclaim thousands of psychedelic blasts

    under the graves of pharaohs

    skeletons

    werewolves

    accosted by sentry only to be inverted

    uniform as power

    drugs as weapon

    charm as crowbar

    synthesizers link to seasick drone

    as nightmare seeps from amusements

    into the putrid glow of reality

    the sentry is strapped & shoved in ambulance

    w/ melting mind yelping in tongues

    neon still illuminates evil

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  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★★

    A film remarkably different in period and characterization (though not structure or exposition) than Tarantino’s other work, this is my favorite of his filmography. I have seen it a few times but still marvel at the ingenuity regarding story, sound design, gradually intensifying conflicts, et cetera. Tarantino still imbues his characters as pop-culture savvy, in this case regarding cinephilia. Even in the war the characters still have their passions of German and French cinema; Lt. Hicox (a charming, proper British…

  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa

    ★★★

    Anomalisa is about loneliness. It is about the disconnection that we feel towards those around us, empty conversations, the emptiness of prestige/fame, and just empty people. Our quests for validation and for meaning are lifelong ones, and even when you objectively have ‘made’ it in this modern world by advancing to the highest echelons of your field, it won’t change any aspect unless the achievement means more to you than just giving a speech on a podium every now and…