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  • Videodrome
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Blackhat
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  • Risky Business

    ★★★★

  • You, the Living

    ★★★★

  • Memoria

    ★★★★

  • The Butterfly Effect

    ★★

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  • Risky Business

    Risky Business

    ★★★★

    i used to think that how gorgeous and fun and sexy this was undermined or contradicted its satirical ideas (even though there are still obviously pointed moments in it like that detail of tom throwing the homeless man off the subway car) but in actuality it's just being more honest about the surface pleasure and appeal that have been intentionally built into capitalism. it's an 80s mtv coming-of-age teen sex comedy with imagery so lyrical and a soundscape so lush…

  • You, the Living

    You, the Living

    ★★★★

    still not sure i'm convinced of the depth of his critique/commentary but i'd be lying if i said i was anything less than utterly hypnotized by andersson's skill for constructing comically exaggerated tableaus of everyday individual disappointment, pain and humiliation as a means of exploring the deadpan humor of them as well as the larger, more absurd ways we’ve organized ourselves socially, economically, politically that have brought about this punishment and destruction. the way he achieves that through immaculate, painterly…

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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    when they said wonder woman 1984 i thought they meant like neon colors and synths but they meant all the horrifying, reagan era geopolitics and middle eastern stereotypes. doesn't help that it also looks like shit and has no sense of character or pace, it can't even successfully recreate the clean action or lead chemistry that the first film had let alone attach them to some sort of story, the whole thing just bizarrely lumbers to its 5 minutes of…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★

    is it possible to frame an entire feature film and hang it on your wall? have we discovered how to do this? asking for a friend.