val

fan of the macabre. i like jokes & wardrobe

Favorite films

  • Times Square
  • Diary of a Mad Housewife
  • The Slumber Party Massacre
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating

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  • City of Lost Souls

    ★★★★★

  • LA Plays Itself

    ★★★★★

  • Johnny Guitar

    ★★★★★

  • Whitmer Thomas: The Golden One

    ★★★★★

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  • David and Lisa

    David and Lisa

    ★★★★★

    if you’re normal, who wants to be normal?

    mind boggling this was perry’s debut feature when he already has such a clearly definite cinematic language. this was shown especially in an early montage sequence of keir dullea’s david feeling like a complete outsider even amongst a school of outsiders. there’s especially some long takes stick out too, each revealing a depth and a truth to the characters that a studio picture of this time wouldn’t to this level. the romance…

  • The Slumber Party Massacre

    The Slumber Party Massacre

    ★★★★★

    I truly love how well this is perfectly on the line between comedy & horror, and how so much of the comedy comes from one’s expectations when the suspense of a horror gag is put in place only to be completely subverted with a punchline

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  • City of Lost Souls

    City of Lost Souls

    ★★★★★

    there was no better film to finish off my 22nd year on this planet with than this one

    I am most certainly drawing this comparison cause it was my favorite film for many years so bare with me, but through much of this film I drew so many parallels with American Graffiti; the vignette style intercutting between the arcs of the many different characters, the songs all having this slight tinge of rockabilly to them, how you truly get a sense of…

  • LA Plays Itself

    LA Plays Itself

    ★★★★★

    I think what stood out most to me in this film is the allegory it has to the lives of insects. How in the former sequence of the film in the Southern California mountains there is co-existence and freedom for insects to roam free amongst the plants, whereas in the latter sequence the insects are personal property that are keenly looked over and controlled by the owner.

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