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  • Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks

    FYI, I just watched the standard pilot, not the alternate closed ending thing, and I assume that's what pretty much everyone else who logged this film here did as well!

  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    A concert in the making: Starts with David Byrne (who should be given least as much credit at as Demme himself for the mise en scene-he designed the set- and choreography) steps on the scene alone with a cassette player on his side and starts singing Psycho Killer. From that song onwards, one by one, the rest of the band come to the scene, and through the concert, the set is gradually constructed by the crew. Byrne is energetic, funny…

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  • Naked Childhood

    Naked Childhood

    ★★★½

    The most realistic cinematic depiction of childhood. There is no sentimentality, no nostalgia and no romanticization of childhood, just childhood with all its senselessness and sensibilities, ignorance and innocence. This was made in 1968, the climax of political turmoil in France, and while the most important French filmmakers were making political films, Pialat merely glances at a demonstration at the beginning of the film and instead dives into the actual working-class life, unlike Godard who ostensibly made films about the class' struggle, but never really came anywhere close to them at all.

  • The Color of Pomegranates

    The Color of Pomegranates

    I owe it to myself to watch the 4k restoration of the film (yes that actually exists!) on the big screen. Just imagine the experience!