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  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • The Red Shoes
  • Journey to Italy
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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  • Beast

  • Bill Hicks: Sane Man

  • Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★★

  • Transeltown

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  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★★

    "In some sense, Apocalypse Now reflects what critic Edward Mendelson called an “encyclopedic narrative,” as it attempts to “render the full range of knowledge and beliefs of a national culture” in its storytelling. Though it may seem strange to argue that a film that does not take place in America could reveal more about the totality of American culture than most 20th-century works of art, displacing U.S. values and archetypes of the 1970s abroad only further underlines how ingrained American…

  • Laal Singh Chaddha

    Laal Singh Chaddha

    ★★★½

    "Another major difference is a new emphasis on the romantic aspect of the film. Rupa as a character is far more fleshed out than Jenny ever was. She’s complex, and though some of the film’s chaste elements undercut the overall impact, Kareena Kapoor Khan brings incredible depth to the character. Shaped by a difficult childhood, she finds herself in increasingly difficult situations as an adult. While Laal repeatedly returns as a stabilizing force, we understand through her gaze that she…

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  • Friends with Money

    Friends with Money

    ★★★★

    Jennifer Aniston surviving off free skin care samples is too real

  • The Lords of Salem

    The Lords of Salem

    Difficult to put into words the visceral impact and sadness of The Lords of Salem. One viewing doesn't quite seem enough to put all the pieces together, as Zombie puts together a horror film so unlike any horror I've ever seen. The brutality of Sheri Moon's performance hits me in the fucking gut, and without ever having dealt with addiction, the film feels like a pained, strung out journey into the abyss. Some great female power, and a bone-chilling soundscape are icing on the cake.