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  • Onibaba
  • The Wages of Fear
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • Fanny and Alexander

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  • The Marriage of Maria Braun

    ★★★★

  • Force Majeure

    ★★★★½

  • Only Angels Have Wings

    ★★★★

  • The Piano Teacher

    ★★★★½

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  • Badlands

    Badlands

    ★★★★★

    [35mm]

    “I grew to love the forest. The cooing of the doves and the hum of dragonflies in the air made it always seem lonesome and like everybody's dead and gone. When the leaves rustled overhead, it was like the spirits were whispering about all the little things that bothered 'em.”

  • Reds

    Reds

    ★★★★★

    [35mm]

    “You don’t get to rewrite what I write.”

    My respect just skyrocketed for Warren Beatty. The guy wrote, produced, directed, and starred in a 3-hour epic on Communism during one of the most paranoid, right-wing eras of American history. Boss shit, with supporting turns from Gene Hackman, Jack Nicholson, and Vittorio Storaro’s roaming camera. Diane Keaton as Louise Bryant is a dream — Annie Hall eat your heart out. Masterpiece.

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  • Adaptation.

    Adaptation.

    ★★★★★

    I’m a failure. I never even finished school. I think about death too much. My brain is a prison. I’m getting fatter. My hair is too ginger in the sun. The 9-5 job I work is mindless. I’m estranged from my family. I’ve had addiction issues for ten years. They’re becoming a part of me. Just when I start to get clean, something sends me into relapse. I’m twenty-four but fifty seems imminent. I have spells of manic depression. Sometimes…

  • Adaptation.

    Adaptation.

    ★★★★★

    5% structural perfection. 10% satire. 15% Hollywood criticism. 20% Nicolas Cage. 20% Nicolas Cage. 15% existentialism. 10% loneliness. 5% fantastical masturbation. Being John Malkovich is indeed as great as they say, but Being Charlie Kaufman is in a whole other league. I won’t see a film that’ll rock me like this for a long, long time.

    “Neither the flower nor the insect will ever understand the significance of their lovemaking. I mean, how could they know that because of their little dance the world lives? But it does.”