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“that dream, with my father and the empty box? it wasn’t about being boss. it was about being happy.” - “little” carmine lupertazzi jr.

Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Eyes Wide Shut

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  • Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records

  • Inferno

    ★★★★★

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★½

  • Thriller: A Cruel Picture

    ★★★★★

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  • Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records

    Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records

    I wish this was longer, but still a well done dive into the history of the label plus some of the biggest (and more niche) names on it. it’s a shame Egon wasn’t interviewed though. Great archival footage

  • Inferno

    Inferno

    ★★★★★

    very possibly the most vivid and beautiful sets Argento ever crafted (with help from Mario Bava in this department), and of course Keith Emerson’s score is an all timer. the 35mm print was vivid and beautiful, just as overt use of the primary colors as suspiria - this film is crying out desperately for a new home video transfer. Will Bob Chapek listen to the pleas? Probably not, but I’m really lucky I got to see this on film

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★★

    a vividly rendered Viking revenge saga, Eggers style. I absolutely loved the eye for the detail and rituals of Viking life we get in this film - Eggers’ obsessiveness on this scale is truly remarkable and clearly shows in almost every frame. The plot is also fascinating - a standard setup for this kind of story, but enough twists and turns at intriguing moments to make it its own thing. Of course this also has stunning cinematography, crazy battle sequences, absolutely…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

    Like everyone’s already said it’s Batman crossed with Seven and Chinatown - a neo noir-styled narrative with multiple plot threads being advanced often within the same scene as one another, but the masterstroke here is succeeding at the mystery/investigation aspects while also displaying a solid understanding of the tone that makes a comic book movie at its core like this one tick. Stylistically this movie is aces, the cinematography is beyond stunning, the set design is remarkable and the soundscape in…