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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Memories of Murder
  • Chungking Express
  • Y Tu Mamá También

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  • The Century of the Self

    ★★★★½

  • Can't Get You Out of My Head

    ★★★★★

  • C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★★

  • JFK Revisited: Through The Looking Glass

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  • Satantango

    Satantango

    ★★★★★

    Gilles Deleuze called cinema an artform predicated on time, film can expand or compress time, create a snapshot of a moment, transport us to a different period that we'll never experience ourselves.

    What Béla Tarr and the other filmmakers involved in slow cinema, Tsai Ming-liang, Chantal Akerman, Theo Angelopolous and so on, aim to achieve with their films is to put the audience through a movie that intentionally make them feel the passage of time. They use time as a…

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    ★★★★★

    The myth of the American outlaw has been around nearly as long as there’s been such a thing as an American outlaw. They’re glorified, beloved, andseen as Robin Hood type heroes.
    While stealing from rich companies in bank vaults and on trains isn’t enough to draw contempt, killing and stealing from innocents without regret is. But we don’t talk about that. What we talk about are the charming myths and legends that build around these people like Billy the Kid…

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  • The Century of the Self

    The Century of the Self

    ★★★★½

    This is definitely going to simplify things a lot, but it took Curtis almost four hours to say everything he said in the first episode. For the most part.

    If you read even a little bit of modern thought on capitalism and it's effect on people i.e. "Capitalist Realism" or "Anti-Oedipus", this'll all be familiar to you.
    That we're basically Pavlov's dogs, being trained and nurtured to becoming a desire machine by advertisements, being brainwashed and read using Freudian theory…

  • Can't Get You Out of My Head

    Can't Get You Out of My Head

    ★★★★★

    There's no way I can talk about a 6-hour fucking thing from Adam Curtis, just by the nature of how he structures 10,000 different subjects together.

    I will say, like other Curtis documentaries, it will change the way you view history on a massive scale.

    So many characters of history, so many moments, so many ideas; all converging into today's modern world. No wonder we're all anxiety-ridden, ADHD infested, borderline schizophrenic individuals.

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  • The People vs. Paul Crump

    The People vs. Paul Crump

    ★★★

    Watched this with William Friedkin next to me and in the subsequent Q&A held in front of the Chicago press and CPS students; he screamed at the kids in the audience multiple times (said “fuck you” to one of them), said the n word with a hard r, led a sing a long, rallied against the racist prison system and talked shit about teachers.

    I’d call that a successful Q&A.

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★★★

    “Look on the bright side, nobody got hurt”

    “No, people got hurt”

    “I’m saying...I think they died quickly, so I don’t think they got hurt”