Favorite films

  • The Decline of Western Civilization
  • Clueless
  • Fallen Angels
  • The Seventh Seal

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  • The Decline of Western Civilization

    ★★★★½

  • Belly

    ★★★½

  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    ★★★★

  • Heroes Shed No Tears

    ★★★½

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  • The Decline of Western Civilization

    The Decline of Western Civilization

    ★★★★½

    Watched as part of core. I don't rewatch nearly enough and figured this is a good place to start.

    “It’s a fucking movie, representing LA… DANCE”

    "You want people in Philadelphia to see a bunch of deadbeats?"

    Followed by the impeccable riff of X’s Nausea over crewcuts and leather jackets pushing, punching. For years my favorite movie. Perhaps no longer but certainly the most important. If it wasn't for Decline I'd never have ended up 9 years old pretending a…

  • Heroes Shed No Tears

    Heroes Shed No Tears

    ★★★½

    Despite all the zany, over the top action and some genuine laughs, this is not exactly a light-hearted movie. Under all the warm smiles, Woo is cold.
    There is no true happy ending, most of the characters you like will die brutal deaths, blood will pour.
    It rocks.

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  • On the Rocks

    On the Rocks

    ★★★½

    I'm a little iffy on this. I loved a lot of the first 2/3, the chemistry between Jones and Murray was great, Marlon Wayans though perhaps not the best casting was a choice that intrigued me nonetheless.
    The final half hour though I didn't much appreciate. I was rather expecting it to just tear my heart out and rip it to shreds. In retrospect it's kind of what I wanted, to just be emotionally destroyed and that didn't happen. If…

  • Mash SF

    Mash SF

    ★★★★½

    It would be preposterous for me to come here and claim that this film made me nostalgic. When this film was released I would have been seven. My favorite band was Led Zeppelin, subculture of any sort was foreign to me. Maybe I love how this film does portray fixie riders as a subculture, weirdos. Nowadays I associate fixies with Reddit or YouTubers who jerk off to monologues about the “purity” of a fixed gear bike. The culture as portrayed…