Corey Donovan

Corey Donovan

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Dropped star ratings from November 17, 2020 to May 18, 2021. Why? I'm not sure myself, but it led to the revelation of full star supremacy.

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  • The Punisher

    The Punisher

    ★★★★

    This was so fucking good, like what the fuck. Comic book films can do better than the slop they are today. This is a prime example; I know it’s Frank Castle and the hyper violence can’t exactly be easily replicated across every character but give me just a small percentage of this’s will to be provocative. We need to go back to the days of comic book cinema where someone would utter, “fucking faggot frenchman,” people’s necks got mutilated in…

  • La Notte

    La Notte

    ★★★★★

    I love Jeanne Moreau; I know, this is exactly what I said to open the first time I watched this. And it’s no surprise that that this holds true. I did at one point say out loud to myself in an empty room, “She’s so beautiful.” Admittedly it’s the obsession over a dead woman, but I can’t help it. Though it explains my aversion to Vertigo but my adoration for the few riffs of it that I have seen—the image…

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  • HorrorVision

    HorrorVision

    Bradbury the anprim martyr. Succumbing to the violence and disconnect induced by digital spaces and early 2000s mtv aesthetics.

  • Place de la République

    Place de la République

    ★★★★

    This is all I need in cinema. People, their faces, and Louis Malle’s self-reflexivity. With Malle finally becoming not just an off-screen voice, but a person with a face that was last seen in a cameo from his debut as the stranger who mistakes Jeanne Moreau for a prostitute. Was just glad to see Malle on-screen if just for the full denim drip he wears. Don’t think I can truly convey my thoughts on this, or maybe it’s best to…

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  • La Notte

    La Notte

    ★★★★★

    I love Jeanne Moreau; she breathes so much life into all of her performances. Which is sort of an oxymoron considering that of the films I have seen her in (I have barely scratched the surface) there is a sadness, a tragedy in a lot of her performances. Here, that is just extended even further, where Lidia at one-point states death as the simplest way to start anew. And that might not be the most tragic part of it all,…

  • Beau Travail

    Beau Travail

    The rhythms of history reverberate. Colonial conquest drives post-colonial ambitions. Except there is no ambition in the post-colonial reality. Individualism is conquered and labors as mechanical rhythms that prepare for battles that will never occur. The battle becomes the internal pursuit of desires against authoritarian jealousy. Authority that has attempted to deny colonized peoples their individualism yet, in their brief appearances, their personal expressions are exponentially more invigorated than that of the Legion soldiers. Using the barren landscape and its…