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  • Gertrud
  • L'Atalante
  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
  • Pygmalion

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  • Bullitt

    ★★

  • Boomerang

    ★★½

  • The Blood of a Poet

    ★★★★½

  • Dots

    ★★★½

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  • Bullitt

    Bullitt

    ★★

    Bullitt clearly intends to serve as an affectless distillation of the emotionally recessive qualities exhibited by its protagonist. Fans of this film have defended it as a psychologically complex study of one man’s disaffected outlook on a rapidly evolving society that no longer holds any place for him. Apparently this is why Steve McQueen spends most of the film pouting, while the screenplay forces his character to go on a fairly uninspired hero’s journey. We are meant to accept the…

  • Begone Dull Care

    Begone Dull Care

    ★★★★★

    Recently I find myself seeking out short films to watch before I go to sleep. Begone Dull Care is one of the ones that I keep returning to, as it puts me in a calm, relaxed frame of mind. I usually find it very difficult to get to that place on my own so I hold this groundbreaking work of art in very high regard. Stan Brakhage could never.

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  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    I think that there is a great film to be made about Tammy Faye Bakker and the disturbing world of televangelists and their efforts to drain money out of emotionally vulnerable people who tend to hold problematic political views. The ideal Tammy Faye biopic would be a satire about the connections between the religious fundamentalist groups in the Southern United States, modern American capitalism and shady political leaders. These terrifying charlatans do seek to overtake the United States and systematically…

  • King Richard

    King Richard

    ★½

    King Richard is one of those biopics that clearly had to be approved by the real life people that appear in it. Serena and Venus Williams both served as advisors during the film’s production and this might account for the fact that their father is portrayed as a perfect human being in this film. Anybody who has read anything about the careers of the Williams sisters will probably be aware of the fact that they mightily struggled to achieve success…