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  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★★½

    Willem Dafoe riding a hammerhead shark is something I didn't know I needed to see until now

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    mr. dafoe really went off the deep end after aquaman

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  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    ★★★★½

    everything i want out of a western. sweltering with betrayal and the banality of greed. impressively written to boot. one bowling pin away from perfection.

  • Inland Empire

    Inland Empire

    ★★★

    incomprehensible as a whole, but lynch knows how to create an atmosphere. this movie is a finger down the spine, a shadow in the periphery, and a disembodied voice left in the wake of a hollywood culture swallowed by uncanny artificiality. like dancer in the dark cranked to eleven but without any respite. there are some genuinely terrifying scenes—not just those—but even the more quiet, reflective moments of walking down a hallway or suddenly finding oneself elsewhere are made unsettling. 

    would never fault anyone for loving or hating it either way. i definitely enjoyed it more on a rewatch and i think it’s up from here.

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  • Wings

    Wings

    ★★★

    film school drop-outs 2019
    Week 1 - Actor - Louise Brooks or Clara Bow

    I definitely prefer my movies with spoken dialogue, but this was surprisingly fun and charming, even if it feeds the egos of pilots.

    Clara Bow is beautiful and her energy is palpable.

    As an AvGeek™ this was an essential viewing. I love the immediate chemistry between Jack and Mary. I love the inadvertent call to attention for the need for air traffic control decades before the…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    probably the best horror film of the last 20 years