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  • The Gold Rush
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Twin Peaks: The Return

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  • Escape from L.A.

  • Escape from New York

  • The Omen

  • The Exorcist

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  • Escape from L.A.

    Escape from L.A.

    what fresh horrors, 9/31

    head knows New York is *better*, but holy shit this is so fun. Carpenter on cynical, meta & gonzo mode all at once; rapid-fire introducing virtual reality addiction, corrupted radical politics & a manufactured infectious disease in one of your very first scenes is one way to set the table. (co-writer!!) Russell along for the ride every step of the way, with a truly transcendent trash metal soundtrack, and an equally stacked, even more demented supporting cast along…

  • Escape from New York

    Escape from New York

    what fresh horrors, 8/31

    like Carpenter's best, brutally efficient yet masterful in lingering in its atmosphere, Russell playing the human sneer he plays best with an all-aces supporting cast. BANGER score

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    Rewatch bumps this up to a full 5 stars. Knowing the structure of the film going in is like listening to a song that you really liked the first time but discover new subtleties within. Oscar Issac's performance continues to reveal new depth and meaning within small gestures and tics, and having a handle on the tone makes the film less dreary. Within the Coen's filmography, I'd say if Barton Fink and A Serious Man are a Summer on the…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★½

    I'm going to start on a strange note, so bear with me here. While watching The Grand Budapest Hotel, the easiest comparison I could think of was The Wolf of Wall Street. As WoWS was Martin Scorsese taking his indulgences, guilty pleasures, and cinematic flourishes, and grinding into them with every ounce of energy and vigor he's got, The Grand Budapest Hotel is Wes Anderson doing the same thing. Though obviously not a bombastic and in-your-face as WoWS, The Grand…