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  • Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company

    Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company

    ★★★½

    "It’s odd, ‘casual’ means ordinary but fatal accidents are also called ‘casualties.’”

    The title is a cheeky joke on Godard's part — the "rise" is entirely absent from the equation — but this disparity is also key in (my) understanding (of) the film. Joke's on you if you thought TV did the movies in, and not the movies themselves; one gorgeous but empty superimposition at a time.

    P.S. Jean-Pierre Mocky's wife's name in this is Eurydice... lmao u wild for this one jay-el

  • All That Heaven Allows

    All That Heaven Allows

    ★★★★★

    Life's parade at your fingertips.

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  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★★

    Not so much 'crime saga' as the densest, most brazen work in what's now superficially referred to as hyperlink cinema. The difference between this and the usual suspects lies in Mann's refusal to trivialize the collective struggle of urbanity; instead of mechanical cutting between elaborate but soulless character arcs that would ostensibly build up to some kind of epiphany, Heat is a messy stream — of images, ideas, moments, and gestures. The only two people who get any closure are…

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    ★★★★★

    hollywood = fired