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  • Crash
  • Morvern Callar
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • An Angel at My Table

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  • Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

  • La Ricotta

  • Mindscape

    ★★★★

  • Ghost Dogs

    ★★½

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  • The Magic Art of Jan Švankmajer

    The Magic Art of Jan Švankmajer

    ★★★

    I am really surprised it took Youtube a year to throw this one into my feed. Definitely a succinct and well-curated introduction to Jan's body of short works. However, I almost feel like it's a slight betrayal of his anarchic spirit to prepare the viewer at all for the eyefull and earache they're in for with any of his classic pieces.

  • Ghost Dogs

    Ghost Dogs

    ★★½

    Like most of the globe, dumb dog videos and cat videos are what I use to fight depression since things really went to shit five years ago. I also love upsetting horror movies, gonzo arthouse, and Shiningesque combinations of those two flavors. Independent animation, takes the cake, though, either from the provocative or pure entertainment lane

    So, a short cartoon that promises to incorporate all of the above seems to be pandering to me specifically. Somewhere around that posthumous K9…

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  • kittykat96

    kittykat96

    ★★★½

    Victoria Vincent made a leaner, less mean Perfect Blue and it's as endlessly rewatchable as the rest of her work to date.

  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    When you do one like this, casting is half the battle. What do those faces mean, how is their physicality making me feel in key scenes. Ryan Gosling is just wrong for this. While I don't know that this'd' be better with an acting type that is Gosling's buff, silent, oddly silent odd pretty-boy, I'm still not completely sure how I feel about the actual content. Music's as epic as Bernard Herman, but 2nd time around, I feel like the…