Josiah Morgan

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Favorite films

  • Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Satantango
  • The Village

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  • The Plains

  • The Zone of Interest

  • Cade: The Tortured Crossing

  • The Haunting of Hill House

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  • Cade: The Tortured Crossing

    Cade: The Tortured Crossing

    There is so much to enjoy about Neil Breen's films. I am entirely serious about this.

    In its construction, particularly its editing, Cade: The tortured crossing resembles Bressonian filmmaking in that shots always cut after an action has been completed and begin before an action has begun. This has the stultifying effect of making the acting seem 'bad.' The thing is, there is no such thing as 'bad acting,' only acting that doesn't achieve its goal. It's additionally worth considering…

  • Vuelve

    Vuelve

    Vuelve is awful in just about every respect and creepy in the way it fetishises elements of its narrative. It's clear to me looking into some of Ivan Noel's comments online that his films are an autocritical exorcism of Noel's own past experiences in growing up, which is a valiant artistic project in its own way. The problem is that Noel subjects entire communities and individual performers to his amateur psychotherapy. A lot of the disturbing third act of this…

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  • Hostel

    Hostel

    ★★★★

    my uncle recommended this to me when i was eight

  • Dancer in the Dark

    Dancer in the Dark

    ★★★★★

    this is the worst movie ive ever seen