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  • 8MM

    8MM

    ★★★★

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

  • P.I. Private Investigations

    P.I. Private Investigations

    ★★★

    While not necessarily the strongest of it’s genotype, this film nonetheless scratched the ever-present, personal itch developed around these sorts of late-night or all- nighter, un-serendipitous, character-driven, murder-mystery/crime-spree misadventure-noirs... i might loosely categorize in a similar vein with the likes of After Hours, Into the Night, Something Wild, Body Double, etc...

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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