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  • Beyond the Black Rainbow

    Beyond the Black Rainbow

    ★★★★

    selected ambient environments 66-83. a movie that seems to trace the arc of its own genre, as if gradually feeling along the links of a chain. a seasick wavering between the intricately decayed reality of cronenbergian horror and the crudely decayed reality of thrash metal and slasher films. cosmatos isn’t necessarily restricted by genre, which, i love genre, i wouldn’t care if he were; it’s just that he seems more interested in exploring the space between related subgenres and lingering…

  • The Purge: Anarchy

    The Purge: Anarchy

    ★★★

    this is one of the most nihilistic and cynical things i’ve ever seen and y’know what? kudos. would add another half star if more of it took place in night vision mode

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  • Batman & Robin

    Batman & Robin

    ★★★½

    3.5 stars is an arbitrary rating bc how do you apply a qualitative system to a movie that prioritizes and celebrates the beauty and formal brutality of quantity. every frame looks like a kind of mass-produced candy.  this is part two of joel schumacher's two film series about the inherent meaninglessness of heterosexuality, so every surface is gay—the muscles and nipples sculpted perfectly into the batman and robin costumes and into the enormous statues that flow between buildings in a…

  • Kedi

    Kedi

    ★★★★

    lol what i'm about to say is super corny but right after i got home from this movie i fed my cats and there was suddenly a lot more poetry to the experience