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  • The Hunted

    The Hunted



    On the mechanics of tracking trauma. Benicio del Toro and Tommy Lee Jones star as two men of few words. The former - a killing machine gone rogue. The latter - a teacher tasked to find him while struggling with the lethal knowledge he's provided to his student. What ensues is William Friedkin at his surgical best: pure elemental cinematic fury. A chase movie that rarely halts for a second of breathing room. The catharsis and brutality of the…

  • Blood Tea and Red String

    Blood Tea and Red String



    Very strange. Not entirely sure if it's fully successful, but it's memorable for every second of its 71-minute run-time. Very much a hand-made stop motion film, it's somehow even more overtly surreal than something like the Quay brothers would craft. So inventive in depicting weird, fucked up fairy-tale imagery. The social messaging is also quite strong, and just as carefully designed as the physicality of the stop-motion. Production of this film spanned over 13 years, and it shows in…

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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


    Disney/Lucasfilm Headquarters. Int. Day.

    Rian Johnson: Oh, hey, JJ!

    JJ Abrams: Hi Rian, how's it going?

    RJ: Great! I just wanted to say that really enjoyed my time making The Last Jedi. It was so exciting to craft a personal film with Disney money. And everyone at Lucasfilm approved it right away because Episode 7 left me with a bunch of mystery-box ideas and set-up that wasn't going to lead anywhere. Who directed that one again?

    JJ: Me. I…

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds



    [Removed by admins.]

    Letterboxd didn't approve of my original review wishing for the return of The Basterds and the swift, brutal end of fascism in 2019 America so here's this: