deknalis

All my ratings are post-ironic, any other method is just cowardice.

Favorite films

  • Nosferatu the Vampyre
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Death by Hanging
  • Unbreakable

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  • The Holy Mountain

    ★★★

  • Avatar

    ★★★

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

  • The Northman

    ★★★★

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  • The Holy Mountain

    The Holy Mountain

    ★★★

    Almost an exact 50% split between genuinely hilarious and provocative comedy (the orgasm machine is an all timer) and some real "does ayahuasca once" philosophical/societal positing slog.

  • Avatar

    Avatar

    ★★★

    The most beautiful, spectacular, methodically realized vision of one of the most misguided and dull stories in film, the ideal 3 star movie. imo there's not really much to James Cameron's movies individually beyond spectacle, and they're only worthwhile as an interconnected body of work, one that relies on and obsessively attaches itself to technology while simultaneously telling stories of the beauty in simplicity and a fear of technology's capability. Blockbusters have never surpassed this in sheer craft and won't until maybe Avatar 2.

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  • Batman & Robin

    Batman & Robin

    ★★★★

    Joel Schumacher could have made The Dark Knight but Christopher Nolan could never make this.

  • Mushi-Shi

    Mushi-Shi

    ★★★★

    Hypnotic and oddly relaxing musings of our relationship with the unknown in nature and of the humanity at the heart of myth and folklore. Especially love episodes like 23 that end with the creation of phenomena explained to the audience but unnatural to the average person within the show, that would go on to be folklore within this world. Everything from emotional tales of familial and emotional ties to really well done body horror and parables of obsession. I was…