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  • La Dolce Vita

    La Dolce Vita

    ★★★½

    I struggle to watch movies nowadays. I used to be glued to the screen, anxious to devour every frame on my television, even if I wasn't invested in the characters or story or design, I was glad to be watching something.

    But recently, depression and anxiety has taken a fancy to my life. I can't focus. I sleep only a little bit and trudge between part-time employment and my bedroom to stave off the inevitable entropy of my existence. My…

  • Dr. Caligari

    Dr. Caligari

    ★★★★½

    Imagine Early Lynch, we're talking The Grandmother-era DL, via a NY Arts Academy student project to reinterpret Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari a la porno chic. John Durbin as Gus is a Looney Toon synthesized into a Tobe Hooper caricature. The good doctors, the ethical ones anyway, smoke and speak in harmonious rhythm and the head of the clan acts like he's on the bad doctor's side, chomping at the bit for them home-style 'sheep trotters', only to come to…

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Holy Hell.

    This is what SONY has been sitting on all that money for. They've been saving every single solitary penny for rendering costs and color patching. This does not push the standard of animation forward. This shoots a hypodermic of cotton candy adrenaline into the comic book film. The amount of material packed into this two hour morsel is insane.

    I'm seeing this again in 20 minutes.

    None of you can stop me.

    **PS~ Never mind. I saw The Favourite. Equally excellent. See Both.

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★½

    Lee Chang-dong's latest is a flex of a film, showing calm restraint in letting characters interact without pushing events to occur ahead of when they should naturally occur. The pacing is borderline insufferable, only because the characters feel a little too honest in some regards, with a bit of the fantastic in some instances.

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★½

    Spooktober #1
    Michael Myers is still terrifying, the music is iconic as well as the imagery, and Carpenter was definitely at the top of his craft when he made this little gem.

  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★★½

    Part of Brett the Wiese's Best of 2014
    Bombastic.
    Fantastic.
    Ludicrous.
    Masterful.
    KEATON
    GALIFIANAKIS
    NORTON
    STONE
    F^ck me, this movie is more like it.