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  • Benedetta

    ★★★½

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    ★★★★

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  • Woman of the Ganges

    Woman of the Ganges

    ★★★★½

    "It's always burning somewhere"

  • River's Edge

    River's Edge

    ★★★

    As you watch more American indies from the 80's you realize that Lynch's late 80's and early 90's style (from Blue Velvet (1986) through Twin Peaks (1990) to Wild at Heart (1990)) was not one of a kind at this point in history. Maybe Lynch was more a part of an aesthetic formed by a subversive countercultural zeitgeist appropriating white "Americana" aesthetics, and maybe you can even call it "a movement", though not coherent in any way. Instead it was…

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  • Baxter, Vera Baxter

    Baxter, Vera Baxter

    ★★★★½

    This film could go on forever in an infinite loop.

  • Esthappan

    Esthappan

    ★★★★

    Anecdotal hagiography as narrative experimentalism. A rumination on how myths take form. Also some kind of comedy; the anecdotes about the "miracles" of madman/angel/ghost/messiah Esthappan gets even weirder and more outrageous as the film progresses. In the start he cures a small girl's sickness, then he empties a bottle of whisky in one sip and towards the end he simply gives huge amounts of money away and some people even imply that he's appeared two places at once. The weirder the tale goes the better it is.