Favorite films

  • Twin Peaks
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

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  • Bringing Up Baby

    ★★★★

  • Vivre Sa Vie

    ★★★★★

  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    ★★★★★

  • The Long Goodbye

    ★★★★★

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  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    This review of Friends of Eddie Coyle sort of happens to work as a coda to my noirvember series. It was not put in my schedule and I forgot about it entirely, not even thinking to add it in. I only watched it now to try in and clean up some (by which I mean a fucking lot) of blindspots on my all but neglected criterion challenge (I'll do better next year, I promise). But it sure is a neonoir…

  • The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye

    From the first scene, Altman confirms why neo noir is so special. The old noirs were gritty, but they weren't about scruffy guys who look like they haven't slept in weeks being chased around their apartment by a cat, pulling out its food with their bare hands. This one is so atmospheric, rich and moody, but not in the old dramatic "Third Man" ending way, more in a "smoking at a jazz club" way. This is the least thrilling thriller…

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  • Don't Look Now

    Don't Look Now

    Crikey.

    From its sudden opening, Nicholas Roeg's macabre masterpiece "Don't Look Now" pulls no punches. The cold, hard lighting of the scene, alongside the actual death it concerns, and the contrast between the warm homeliness of the two parents conversing hits like a mallet. The rest of the film, in line with the darkly intimate prologue, is really less of a suspense and more of a strange, vaguely phantasmagoric rumination on grief. The couple, played by a well casted Julie…

  • The Graduate

    The Graduate

    "... Plastics."

    There's such a sense of disconnection from the camera to Ben. Where as usually, the camera follows the main character, Ben has to keep up with this one- and he doesn't really want to. Everything else seems so steady in its way, so firmly in its cycle, where as the expressionless Benjamin, with barely enough will to hold himself standing, floats up the escelator as if he were some cursed ghost. Obviously we also hear the electric version…