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  • Lost Highway

    Lost Highway

    ★★★★★

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

    Energetic high octane, irresistible the inverse of the Mulholland Drive in more ways than one (Structure mainly) Lost Highway like most of lYnch's filmography represents the dark reality under the perfect picture (or the contradictions inherent within modernity) this film reflects on the structure of masculinity under modernity it shows the inability of the main character of Fred Madison to live up to the idealized picture of masculinity (Best personified in his failure to ejaculate into his wife) leading to…

  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★★

    The Perfect encapsulation of the postmodern film. Postmodernism is defined in Jean Francois Lyotard's influential work "The Postmodern condition "as the rejection of grand narratives" which is a key aspect of this film Everything is this film is fragmented here. As in many of Mann's films the line between criminal and cop is blurred by showing the similarities between the two fundamentally both use people for their own ends each have a a code they follow. Neither De Niro's Neil…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

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

    Incredible at every level. I think iv'e seen this film around forty times or so and I can still notice new little details in it. The amount of work Lynch put into this film is amazing, form the subtle hints at the dream logic of the first half mainly showing the waitresses name being Diane in the beginning and Betty Later and the food disappearing after the two men leave in the first winkie's scene, from the smooth editing to…

  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    ★★★★★

    This is easily one of the greatest films ever made an perhaps Kubrick's greatest accomplishment. Everything about this film is utterly perfect from the cinematography (of course) lightening, acting etc. What really sets this film apart though is how much it goes against the grain of what you are supposed to do with a film. Like Kubrick's other work he does not try to present relatable or redeemable characters but rather challenges the audiences to think through the implications of…