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  • Battleship Potemkin

    ★★★★★

  • Men

  • Doubt

    ★★★★★

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  • Babo 73

    Babo 73

    Punk poetry madness.

    For all our certainty about the onward march of progress, nothing’s really changed all that much.

    RDS was calling it out 60 years ago.

    On his own, with a band of ne’er do wells and scoundrels, saying shit you’re not supposed to say, breaking all the rules, and mopping the floor with kerosene.

    He may be a prince, but this is king shit.

  • I Know Where I'm Going!

    I Know Where I'm Going!

    ★★★★★

    So unbelievably charming and genuine in its playful sense of magic.  So romantic and daring in its creativity and nerve.

    Those whirlpool shots are crazy.

    Saw it through Scorsese’s Film Foundation screening room.  Such a gift.

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★★

    I am reluctant to talk about this film too much.  Darren Aronofsky created something unholy here.  It feels wrong to air this film so callously.  He made a film about creation.  In any form.  You can apply it to whatever form of creation you wish.  Creation, art, God, nature.  And the cost.

    I am honestly stunned by the unnerving honesty on display in this film.  It became pretty clear pretty early on with Javier Bardem's character that Aronofsky had decided…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    A passionate love letter to passion and love. I don't have a lot here, La La Land is lovely and pristine and a lot more real than I ever expected.

    A love story between two people, one in love with performing and one in love with jazz, although it's not immediately clear the true parameters of this love story.

    I was pretty deeply surprised by where this went in its arc and follow through concerning the logical progressions for what…