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  • Losing Ground

    Losing Ground


    “Don’t take out your dick like it’s artistic!
    Like it’s some goddamn paintbrush!”
    politics of marriage, race & film on the rocks.

  • Testament



    “What should we wish for?”
    “That we remember it all... the good and the awful.”

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  • Nightcrawler



    A dark, seedy look at the media & one person's drive to where he wants to be, Nightcrawler is a lovely, thought-provoking thriller shot in a dark Los Angeles akin to Refn's Drive. Jake Gyllenhaal gives an astounding performance as a man who is alone by choice, but thrives to be big & known through the underbelly of freelance crime journalism, with a solid Rene Russo as his news counterpart. It's a relentless thriller that will leave you thinking when the end credits roll & an admirable directorial debut from Dan Gilroy.

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love


    Wow. Even with all the praise this has gotten, I did not expect to love this like I did. The way Wong Kar Wai shot this is so unique, it's breathtaking to witness, along with the lovely performances by the leads & a killer soundtrack, this film told this story of unrequited love, loneliness, & marriage on the rocks so beautifully with so much style, so much earnestness & realism that itcompletely enthralled me. It's a must for me now to watch the other two films in this trilogy to complete the full story of these characters.