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  • Blade Runner
  • The Tree of Life
  • Bicycle Thieves

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  • Neal Brennan: Blocks

    ★★★

  • Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly

    ★★★★½

  • Elf

    ★★★

  • Universal Soldier

    ★★½

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  • The Art of Filmmaking

    The Art of Filmmaking

    ★★★★

    My review of Lux Aeterna and The Art of Filmmaking from March 12th 2021, before this was on LB: 

    Lux Aeterna (3/5) - I loved the first 5-10 minutes of this where Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beatrice Dalle are just talking about their lives as actresses. It was very interesting and I believed every second of it. After that, we realize that they're on a shoot, Beatrice is the director, and everything is going to shit. From this point on, I…

  • The Scary of Sixty-First

    The Scary of Sixty-First

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Shooting this on 16mm was a fantastic choice. It gives the film a unique texture that can't be captured digitally. Those images of New York, the Sun tarot card, etc. are all much more impactful and creepy because it's shot on film. And it has an interesting contrast to the famous drone images of St. James Island that are featured in the film and the very online nature of the Epstein conspiracy in general.

    Dasha also leaves enough for the…

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  • Universal Soldier

    Universal Soldier

    ★★½

    Reminded me of a bunch of better movies, but at least the final showdown was fun

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Jiu Jitsu

    ½

    Not enough jiu-jitsu and not enough Nic Cage. Too much bad acting, bad action, bad cinematography, and bad special effects.

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  • Dragged Across Concrete

    Dragged Across Concrete

    This movie actually dogwhistles the insane conspiracy theory that Jewish people (aka "globalists") run world finance. And not from the perspective of the characters, but from the perspective of the narrative, and therefore the perspective of Zahler. This movie's ideological point-of-view is shockingly far-right. Also, the women have no character beyond creating melodramatic and cliched backstories for the male leads. It also tries to justify police brutality by essentially presenting a straw man argument. Aside from those horrific things (and…

  • Nosferatu the Vampyre

    Nosferatu the Vampyre

    ★★★½

    Cult Movie Challenge Week 2: Gothic Horror Week

    *I watched the German-language version of the film.

    I liked the second half of the film much more than the first half. Some bits are quite stagey and unconvincing, especially towards the beginning, but overall I thought the film was pretty creepy, particularly in the second half when it becomes a bit more surreal and even has a bit of Herzog's weird comedic tone at times. I think Isabelle Adjani's character is…