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  • Enemy



    There is something apocalyptically isolating about those empty city streets. We see people in cars but rarely do we see people out in the world with either Adam or Anthony.  But plenty of people have talked about this film’s discussion on control and identity and impermanence and loneliness.  

    On this second viewing, I was most stricken by this film’s use of The Fear of the Unknown versus The Fear of the Known in crafting the unsettling sense of atmosphere that…

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Picnic at Hanging Rock


    The quiet sobriety of grief without closure. Part of the process of mourning and moving on is saying good bye. How does a town say good bye when they never know what happened? They just kind of take it inside themselves. They internalize the horrible mystery and unending grief and it becomes a part of the soul.

    There’s also the fascinating element of this film’s origin as a novel that has become a mythological folk tale in Australia. My mother…

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  • 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…