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  • The Love Life of an Octopus

    The Love Life of an Octopus

    ★★★★½

    i've always seen octopi as being somewhat alien-like, but never has anything convinced me of this so strongly. these things are majestic and somehow terrifying. the camerawork and the soundtrack made my brain melt and I will never look at these creatures the same way again.

  • Liquid Crystals

    Liquid Crystals

    ★★★★★

    I could have watched this for hours on end. its hypnotizing and psychedelic and at one point I didnt blink for a solid 40 seconds. then I became conscious of my blinking and couldn't stop

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  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    ★★★★½

    everything going through my head while watching Salo a second time:
    - cinematography
    - cinematography
    - jesus christ c i n e m a t o g r a p h y
    - oh god its the poop again
    - butts
    - shit thats a good butt
    - everyone has really good butts
    - that Sergio guy is fucking hot
    - CINEMATOGRAPHY
    - hm
    - it's a bit obvious...should I lower the star rating?
    - wow fascism is Bad. i understand now
    - jesus christ pier cant you be more subtle
    - gay
    - gay
    - CINEMATOGRAPHY

    good night.

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★★

    Fuck.

    I'm speechless. Floored. Shocked. Spooked....I know it was supposed to be good but I usually try not to feed into the hype. Wow. Boy oh boy. Jesus.

    I mean really, The Witch is unlike any horror film I've ever seen before. It's completely unique from the rest of the genre. It's weird. It's surreal. It's atmospheric. It's gross. It's shocking. It's tense. It's suspenseful...

    I'm gonna search my film diary for a better horror film of recent years. I highly doubt I'll find one.

    W O W.