Ian

1989 films were made the same year I was

Favorite films

  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Paris, Texas
  • The Long Goodbye
  • Exotica

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  • The Party

    ★★★★½

  • Rabid

    ★★★

  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    ★★★

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

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  • Rabid

    Rabid

    ★★★

    This Ivan Reitman produced early David Cronenberg feature serves as quite the equalizing, multidimensional reminder: 
    • that Canadian men have ability of being just as depraved, opportunistic, horny and womanizing as American men…
    • that in fact there likely also exists a radical overabundance of guns within the civilian population of Canada (just as there now seems to be within the U.S.) 
    • How unconscionably horrifying Rabies virus is, especially in considering the notion of ‘Rabid’ creatures or humans; and…

  • 8MM

    8MM

    ★★★★

    Boy was i late to the party, and underprepared to be completely taken with this Shoemaker/Cage vehicle.

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  • Hardcore

    Hardcore

    ★★★★½

    rewatching this film in anticipation for Schrader’s new film First Reformed, i was not disappointed by my own high expectations since watching this for my first time a half-decade ago... love everything about this film, from the brilliant casting + acting, its perfect slow-burn pacing, the seedy underbelly color palets used for 1970’s LA, and the vibey score. 
    can’t help but be reminded of a film i’d seen since: The inferior-in-every-single-way 8MM dir by Joel Schumacher/starring Nicholas Cage...Despite the execution, these…

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★

    best of 2017