dakota

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Favorite films

  • The Scenic Route
  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky
  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

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  • Don

    ★★★★½

  • Reflections of Evil

    ★★★★★

  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

  • Wax, or The Discovery of Television Among the Bees

    ★★★★½

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  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    ★★★★★

    where to start? i guess nothing surprises me anymore when you get around so often that you run into all kinds of people with all kinds of different things to say and feel about anything, and as i've written about previously, the ever scorching eye of the cynic tends to radiate heat at anything approaching simple, pure, magic, as if to burn the pages from which the spell is cast; ET in the grand scheme of things suffers from such…

  • Labyrinth of Cinema

    Labyrinth of Cinema

    ★★★★★

    THE movie of the 21st century. inorder for humanity to truly succeed/blossom into peaceful existence we must constantly be critical of and in conversation with the past and present for the future. is such a thing even remotely possible? all we can do is love. all we can do is hope

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  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    ½

    if i’m being honest, i really don’t think i’ve ever given thought to what would be totally antithetical to my ideas and sensibilities of What’s Good in art, mainly because life is much too short to give those kinds of ideas room in your head. however, accidentally as it were, one day this bane of my waking life showed up on my doorstep as a harmless invitation to watch a movie with friends. my expectations weren’t exactly high or low,…

  • One from the Heart

    One from the Heart

    ★★★★★

    hi, before i get too deep into the movie, i'd like to preface that this review is dedicated to the one and only Nwoye. just a few months ago we had actually talked about me putting this writeup out and him hosting the stream for it so i would have an excuse to finally touch it up (this was originally written in April). unfortunately, it never took place, and the fact that he didn't get to eagerly read this and…