Favorite films

  • The Clock
  • Typhoon Club
  • Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle
  • Salomé

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  • Mysterious Skin

  • Man on Fire

    ★★★★

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    ★★★★

  • The Village

    ★★★★★

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  • Legend

    Legend

    ★★★★

    So lacking in any plot-derived meaning that it almost operates as pure cinema, or at least near-unadulterated aesthetic and evocation. Must a film be more than an opulent lisa frank / heavy metal van art screensaver? Not for me apparently! Is two lethargic hours too long to stare at that screensaver? Also no!

    I’ll grant that it might be better with no plot than what little there is. It barely even needs dialogue, except as texture. There is zero dramatized…

  • In the Cut

    In the Cut

    ★★★★

    white woman Eyes Wide Shut, entire fake New York (if less literal in this case) here for symbiosis with this one lady, some hyperreactive simulation keyed to her subconscious so she feels the perfect amount of threatened and turned on at all times, silly and trashy as it needs to be, great ambient menace

    should have trusted "no rhythm, no sense of cock whatsoever" to be an indelible line without immediately underscoring it

    I would have picked up blood-drenched hitchhiker Meg Ryan but it would have broken the world