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Win Martin

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IP lawyer. Blu Ray hoarder. LGBT.


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  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    ★★★★★

    Roger Ebert wrote that Star Wars occupies “a place in the mind,” and, returning to Donnie Darko about ten years since my last viewing, I’m happy to say that it does, too. It’s one of those Halley’s Comet movies—a spectacular feat of auteurial imagination and eccentricity that somehow, miraculously, gets funded and finds an appreciative audience. Nineteen years after being one of the lucky few to catch it during its original, truncated theatrical run, I still don’t fully know what it means,…

  • Koyaanisqatsi

    Koyaanisqatsi

    ★★★★★

    So, the pretext to this review is that I’m pretty prone to anxiety and worst-case-scenario thinking (the latter thanks to my lawyer brain), which has made picking movies for quarantine viewing something of a challenge. Anything too frivolous just seems hollow rather than distracting (last night’s screening of the Charlie’s Angels reboot comes to mind), and a movie that’s too on-the-nose or despairing is enough to send me scrambling for the Xanax. Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! was the perfect antidote a…

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  • Zombie Flesh Eaters

    Zombie Flesh Eaters

    ★★★★

    A splinter to the eye really is a 2020 mood.

  • First Cow

    First Cow

    ★★★½

    Dairy really does make all the difference.

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★★

    The depictions of death and dying in this movie are among the most profoundly upsetting images I’ve ever seen in a piece of art. I suspect there will be a high Rorschach  quality in this movie in which viewers’ experiences greatly vary, but I found this deeply, deeply unsettling.

  • Vivarium

    Vivarium

    ★★½

    An exhausting, overconceptualized slog that could’ve been a great short. Gets pretty abrasive after about 45 minutes.