ButtNugget

ButtNugget

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I'm a cast signed broken arm
I'm an actor out of work
I'm a liar and that's the truth
I'm an extra lost in the scene

Favorite films

  • Pierrot le Fou
  • Possession
  • The Piano Teacher
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

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  • Kingdom: Ashin of the North

    ★★★

  • Jolt

    ★★½

  • First Love

    ★★★½

  • Shiva Baby

    ★★★★

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  • Kingdom: Ashin of the North

    Kingdom: Ashin of the North

    ★★★

    Although technically an extended episode, this Netflix special of the Joseon-era zombie series Kingdom makes for an enjoyable standalone horror movie in its own right. As the title suggests, this devotes most of its time in telling the backstory of Ashin, the mysterious lone figure from the season finale cliffhanger who is played by one of the most recognizable faces in Korean showbiz, Jun Ji-hyun. Hers is a familiar story of revenge, yet told in a more grotesque fashion. As…

  • Jolt

    Jolt

    ★★½

    Part Crank and part Hulk, this is one of the more trite cases of empowerment cinema, perhaps made only sufferable thanks to Kate Beckinsale’s kitschy take on the sexy action heroine trope. Beckinsale plays herself more or less, with her own personal brand of posh, snarky British humor put on glorious display from the get-go. As a near invincible bioweapon with an anger management issue, she can be such a riot to watch. But no amount of Beckinsale greatness is…

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  • Upstream Color

    Upstream Color

    ★★★★★

    Shane Carruth’s alluring Upstream Color is Invasion of the Body Snatchers for the art house crowd, with hogs replacing pods and identity crisis substituting for McCarthyism. That may be an awfully crude comparison but it’s the overall gist I got as I watched this beguiling, beautiful film. One thing’s for sure, the plot’s mind-control science fiction aspect plays only second fiddle to the transcendent yet universal overarching theme of emotional resonance in people in the vein of Henry David Thoreau’s…

  • Ritual

    Ritual

    ★★★★★

    A review by way of Ingmar Bergman’s take on Ivan’s Childhood:

    “My discovery of Tarkovsky's first film was like a miracle. Suddenly I found myself standing at the door of a room, the key to which, until then, had never been given to me. It was a room I had always wanted to enter and where he was moving freely and fully at ease. I felt encouraged and stimulated: someone was expressing what I had always wanted to say without knowing how.”