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  • Hereafter

    Hereafter

    ½

    a tsunami hits thailand, but paris is fine.

    there are two films, hereafter and the tree of life, that have interesting parallels: both structure themselves around a traumatic event and the reconciliation there-of. one is steeped in mysticism, the other is in history. hereafter's mysticism therefore compels it to avoid history -- an ontological point declared, the beginning with an act of destruction. but we know why these places get destroyed, we know that acts of god are not really…

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

    hoop-tober reborn/31

    i was prompted to watch this again after seeing the original the hills have eyes, felt that i needed to with different eyes. before they were, i was, incredulous, to say the least. i was at odds with any attempt to take this sincerely, at odds with perceiving generally any horror movie as anything meaningful. i was wrong, and i felt it come through this second time around, finally feeling what so many others feel/felt.

    the ontopology of…

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  • Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World

    Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World

    Giving anything form gives you a confidence in the universe. That it has form, see? When you talk about your troubles and go to somebody about them... you're just a fool, you know? The best way to settle them is to make something that has form... 'cause all you want to do is get a sense of form.

  • Fly Away Home

    Fly Away Home

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    isn't she the little girl i've seen on television?

    love that when the geese get captured there's no plotting about fighting against the system for their release — they just go right to freeing them.

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  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ½

    so are we just going to ignore the fact that a japanese woman was kidnapped and turned into a caucasian robot?

    this might be the most sinister film i've ever seen in my life.

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    how can you kneel before the broken, when you're unbreakable?

    so much to say and so little space in my immediate brain to recollect it all, so i'll just talk about this one thread i focused in on -- of m night's cameo and spencer treak clark's casting. so much emphasis is placed on the passage of time, on the ellipsis itself, and we can only have so much of it. you see it in a different context to what…