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  • To Have and Have Not
  • Trouble Every Day
  • Ishtar
  • An Autumn Afternoon

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  • Bacall to Arms

    ½

  • The End

    ★★★★★

  • Madame Web

    ★★★★★

  • Honkytonk Man

    ★★★★★

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  • Transporter 3

    Transporter 3

    Transporter is 3/3 great action scenes, hyper maximalism. i think i get how they edit like this, a lot of multiple clips playing at once at different speeds and opacities mixed with rapid jump cuts/different coverage of same action and a lot of very quick fade to whites, all happening within ten seconds for its entire duration. the story structure is very simple and fun for the actual set pieces and fast tone. water from wheels floating up was insane as…

  • Plane

    Plane

    lot to like, the mix between found footage and classically shot action, the build up to the storm and the storm itself, the choice to often frame a protruding object on one half of frame—perfectly competent action movie making! odd to have the militia against the Indonesian government being the enemy but i guess i dont expect much from the french on the political front in a movie called Plane. at this point i read it as, “neoliberal supply chain…

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  • Bacall to Arms

    Bacall to Arms

    ½

    excruciating. most of the runtime there was some level of lunacy, and while it continually tried my patience, I kept thinking, "well, it can't get worse." and moment by moment, it really did get worse and worse. pretty bleak frankly

  • The End

    The End

    ★★★★★

    probably need to see again, a bit smooth brained tonight, but i liked the narration a lot, images recontextualized by the voice over and their repeated usage. the last part made it make sense to me, where i see myself die, the world end. though i occasionally worry about a nuclear death, i feel like if i transplanted myself to the '50s i would've been totally immobile with that kind of anxiety.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    Very hard film for me to figure out, because there was no middle ground in this film; either it was painfully shitty or it was really fucking good. It just kept jumping between the two, and the balance between them is very even.

    Performances are generally solid, Anne Hathaway simultaneously being a standout and a hindrance (her love speech is laughable; I know because I laughed so fucking loud someone in the row in front of me told me to…

  • River of Fundament

    River of Fundament

    Boy did I see this!!!