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  • Blade Runner
  • Jackie
  • A Separation
  • A Star Is Born

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  • Dirty Work

    ★★★★½

  • The Rookie

    ★★

  • Thir13en Ghosts

    ★½

  • House on Haunted Hill

    ★★½

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    “… But the thing with his needle drops is that he only ever places a song once in his films. As much as he loves “Gimme Shelter,” he only uses it once in each film it plays in because the intention is to satisfy that marriage between image and sound. But what if a song is played more than once? What is the intention of playing a song not once, but three times in a movie? I’m, of course, talking…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★★★★

    My fascination with counter-culture cinema is based around the fact that with what we’re seeing, we know in the present that this future that all of these dedicated and staunch characters of the actual movement will fade away into nothingness. Films filmed during the movement have this hopefulness to them, as if the people crafting them believe that peace and love is truly the key – and thinking that isn’t necessarily a bad thing but knowing the truth is perhaps…

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  • Dirty Work

    Dirty Work

    ★★★★½

    In many ways, I think that Dirty Work is a huge precursor to the great 21st Century anti-comedy Freddy Got Fingered in that both artists playing the main characters – Norm Macdonald in the former, Tom Green in the latter – understand the ideas of development and choose to neglect it in favor of irredeemable behavior and still find that through their characters’ deplorableness, they manage to achieve so much without changing. But besides that, both films are almost one…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★★½

    Prometheus ends with a false sense of hope, almost like how Ridley Scott ended Alien 40-years ago: it establishes that disorientating feeling that Scott often explores in his feelings, that cryptic realization that the hope we’re seeing is hardly everlasting and hardly going to be perceived as such – only Blade Runner achieves that supposed hope, even if it’s for a split second. The reason I bring all of this up in a discussion about Alien: Covenant is because it’s…

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  • Promises Written in Water

    Promises Written in Water

    Story time: 

    Vincent Gallo has a website where you can buy his sperm. If you’re not aware of this, I plead for you to journey out and give his site a glimpse. But beyond Vincent’s sperm, lies an email. 

    My ex-girlfriend and I had recently watched Buffalo ‘66 and loved it around this time last year. I would talk to my good friend, Che, about how much Gallo was a problematic artist whom I admired artistically. He asked me if…

  • Charlie's Angels

    Charlie's Angels

    ★★★

    Kristen Jaymes Stewart (born April 9, 1990) is an American actress and director.

    uhh lemme add comedian, queen, badass, icon, wig wearer, and ANGEL TO THAT LIST