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  • Maps to the Stars

    Maps to the Stars

    ★★★★

    Bodies in Hollywood, celestial bodies

    Cronenberg reboots Bruce Wagner's Wild Palms without the the Sega CD aesthetic. His influence keeps Wagner's schizophrenic bursts of narrative in the background and what remains is minimal but surprisingly potent.

    "A myth is born out of a knowledge that hides in a story (for, generally, mnemonic reasons) or a prank that makes us laugh, then terrorizes us and finally makes us cry. "

    The Getty Mansion pool: William Holden floating dead in the opening…

  • THX 1138

    THX 1138

    ★★★★

    “to fabricate an image, should one begin with a backdrop plunged into darkness, or with one so brightly illuminated that all the shadows have been chased away? “

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  • Nomad

    Nomad

    ★★★★★

    Wow, it's been a while since I've seen a film that left me this exhilarated.

    As radical as those most essential french and japanese new wave films that mix youthful sexual desire with urgent political strife. For just a little while these youngsters, a mix of social classes, achieve a blissful utopia only to have it destroyed in the most sudden and violent manner. And yet there's another side to this film, that unconventional HK flavor that's hard to describe.…

  • Pulse

    Pulse

    ★★★★★

    Honestly, one of the few absolutely perfect films in existence