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  • School on Fire
  • Theatre of Mr. and Mrs. Kabal
  • A Face in the Crowd
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

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  • Harrison Bergeron

    ★★★½

  • Law of the Saddle

    ★★★

  • The Toll Gate

    ★★★½

  • Law of the Lash

    ★★½

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  • Last Days

    Last Days

    ★★★½

    The suicide of Kurt Cobain tore a hole in the hearts of many Northwesterners and music lovers, as the death of the musician that spoke directly to the disaffected youth and helped revolutionize rock music by letting people know it could belong to the average man was something people latched onto and hailed him as an icon. The person that hated this romanticization of the nobody-turned-mainstream legend, however, was Cobain himself, as he resented becoming a buzzword that could be…

  • Moonage Daydream

    Moonage Daydream

    ★★★★★

    Roughly two weeks from now, David Bowie would've turned 76 years old were it not for liver cancer claiming his life in 2016, and on that same thread his first monomentual pivot towards glam rock, Hunky Dory, recently turned 51, Station to Station is barreling down the train tracks to its 47th anniversary, Low, his most sparse, minimalistic, and personal album 46, and his swan song , the bitter reminder that one of the most legendary artists is truly gone and he intimately…

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  • Harrison Bergeron

    Harrison Bergeron

    ★★★½

    Assessments towards the most valuable, insightful, and mandatory-to-read authors of contemporary literature wind up mentioning Kurt Vonnegut at least once, assuming they have any credibility of course, as the satirically bleak and ruthlessly postmodern literary style of his wry sometimes-sci-fi, sometimes-fantasy, sometimes-neither fables wound up summarizing the 20th century's horrors and ironies into timeless novels that could be murderously funny and brutally depressing, all while maintaining humanist philosophies as a shockingly soulful core that makes the tragedies his characters endure…

  • The Toll Gate

    The Toll Gate

    ★★★½

    The "de facto" end of the Western journey that began with King of the Bullwhip sees us escape the typical constraints and admitted repetition of Poverty Row and instead farther in time towards Paramount's lot during the silent age, with cinematographer Joseph August being a tangential link to the mystic, foreboding, and quite eerie snapshots of 1932's Mystery Ranch, a film I may have to hunt down in due time. I'll start with the visuals of the film because these…

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  • Serial Experiments Lain

    Serial Experiments Lain

    ★★★★★

    (NOTE: THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE ENTIRE SERIES EPISODE-BY-EPISODE. AS SUCH, SPOILERS ARE PRESENT ALL-AROUND. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED).

    Few series have had their legacy defined by mystique and complete obliqueness like Serial Experiment Lain, delving into complex themes like the nature of reality, identity, and communication just as the internet’s interconnected stream of information began taking the form it takes today. Forming a trifecta of late 90’s anime mindfucks alongside Neon Genesis Evangelion and Revolutionary Girl Utena, a…

  • Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

    Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

    ★★½

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    I miss the old Asuka
    Straight from the Go Asuka
    Chop up the soul Asuka
    Set on her goals Asuka
    I hate the new Asuka
    The bad mood Asuka
    The always rude Asuka
    Spaz in the news Asuka
    I miss the sweet Asuka
    Chop up the beats Asuka
    I gotta say, at that time
    I'd like to meet Asuka
    See, I invented Asuka
    It wasn't any Asukas
    And now I look and look around
    And there's so…