thedemoncleaner

Some get stoned, some get strange, sooner or later it all gets real

Favorite films

  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle
  • Le Cercle Rouge
  • Hard Boiled
  • Nashville

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  • Network

    ★★★★

  • Gimme Shelter

    ★★★★

  • Rio Bravo

    ★★★★

  • Bull Durham

    ★★★★

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  • Network

    Network

    ★★★★

    Ended up throwing this on bc it was leaving HBO Max but honestly think this might get brought up in the upcoming thesis (dropping next fall). I haven’t seen this since I was about 14. When you’re 14 and going through the IMDb top 250 and end up watching this your main takeaway is: “how so true tv really IS bad”. I think it would be pretty easy to watch this and not really distinguish it from some Sorkin bullshit…

  • Gimme Shelter

    Gimme Shelter

    ★★★★

    Sort of has the “when do they get to the fireworks factory” symptom in relation to Altamont but the last 40 minutes you’re basically seeing the culmination of the last 2 years of tension and banal love bullshit coalesce into apocalypse. As someone who just “likes” the Stones, I do have to say it helps that this is pretty much stripped right from their best era (68-72) and the stuff with the band is certainly cool but something like hearing…

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    I’ve always been a guy who likes PTA quite a bit but not as much as other people. He’s responsible for some truly great films, and having seen every single one besides Magnolia I really don’t think there’s a single bad one. But i get where his detractors, some of my friends, are coming from: especially since his early films, he’s had a tendency to make his films seem very middlebrow self-serious affairs that are excercises in pessimism, I like…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    I guess the way to make a good superhero movie is to make Batman a down bad goth who is as down bad of a loner freak as a Paul Schrader character. A good portion of the riddler stuff is basically just like Q-anon Patriot generation Dark Knight joker and the climax felt like pretty generic after a basically perfect 2ish hours of brooding crime syndicate neo-noir stuff but the actual ending after that is beautiful and like 80% of…