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  • RoboCop
  • Streets of Fire
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  • The Transgressor

    ★★★★

  • Sans Soleil

    ★★★½

  • Significant Other

    ★★

  • Tenet

    ★½

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  • The Transgressor

    The Transgressor

    ★★★★

    HORRORx52: 2023!

    I can smell the foul odor of witches.

    Nunsploitation that hates religion more than it loves boobs (but man, are there a lot of boobs). This is a savage little critique of hypocrisy that is also a smutty good time. Full of super-cool shots and camera tricks, a neat story with several interesting characters (more than you'd ever expect really, since they all dress alike too). Just a great, sick time.

    For some reason I feel like pairing this with Alucarda would make for a cool double-feature.

  • Sans Soleil

    Sans Soleil

    ★★★½

    The Criterion Challenge 2023 and Top 100 Directors Challenge!

    Visually, a fantastic anthropological study of the juxtaposition of human experience and stimulation. Audibly, an intriguing and occasionally goofy stream-of-consciousness meditation on memory, communication, and stream-of-consciousness itself. Overall, a fascinating essay film that fits somewhere between the delightful musings of Varda and the sledgehammer-y cynicisms of Tarkovsky.

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  • Infinity Pool

    Infinity Pool

    ★★★★

    Honey I Shrunk The Watchlist 2023 and HORRORx52: 2023!

    Show him how strong you are, James.

    Infinity Pool is a trippy, icky, blast. A very wet movie. Visually fantastic; Brandon is clearly fascinated by the human body, and he gets us as close to various pieces of skin as possible, the sound cranked up to capture every subtle little noise that can be produced by the slightest motion. There’s plenty of body horror too, and as far as I can tell, it’s…

  • Gigi

    Gigi

    ½

    Top 100 Directors Challenge!

    The most unpleasant movie-watching experience I have had in a long time.

    The grooming/pedophilia aspect in Gigi has been covered at length in reviews here, and they are thoroughly accurate yet do not convey the depths of its grossness. It cannot be written off as merely “of its time”. It’s practically an instruction manual.

    A rich man in his 30’s falls in love with a 16-year-old girl (Gigi), admires how different she is (acting as a 16-year-old…