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  • Onibaba
  • The Wages of Fear
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • Fanny and Alexander

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  • Pusher

    ★★★★½

  • Witness for the Prosecution

    ★★★★½

  • Diamonds Are Forever

    ★★★

  • Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    ★★★½

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  • Reds

    Reds

    ★★★★★

    [35mm]

    “You don’t get to rewrite what I write.”

    My respect just skyrocketed for Warren Beatty. The guy wrote, produced, directed, and starred in a 3-hour epic on Communism during one of the most paranoid, right-wing eras of American history. Boss shit, with supporting turns from Gene Hackman, Jack Nicholson, and Vittorio Storaro’s roaming camera. Diane Keaton as Louise Bryant is a dream — Annie Hall eat your heart out. Masterpiece.

  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    ★★★★★

    [35mm]

    “It was in the reign of George III that the aforesaid personages lived and quarrelled; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor. They are all equal now.”

    Easily amongst Kubrick’s best. Had completely forgotten the Monty Python-level absurdism of the first part. This film is hilarious, and seeing it projected with a packed audience was a riot. The second half still hits like a fucking sledgehammer, and I’m certain there wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd.…

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  • Adaptation.

    Adaptation.

    ★★★★★

    I’m a failure. I never even finished school. I think about death too much. My brain is a prison. I’m getting fatter. My hair is too ginger in the sun. The 9-5 job I work is mindless. I’m estranged from my family. I’ve had addiction issues for ten years. They’re becoming a part of me. Just when I start to get clean, something sends me into relapse. I’m twenty-four but fifty seems imminent. I have spells of manic depression. Sometimes…

  • Adaptation.

    Adaptation.

    ★★★★★

    5% structural perfection. 10% satire. 15% Hollywood criticism. 20% Nicolas Cage. 20% Nicolas Cage. 15% existentialism. 10% loneliness. 5% fantastical masturbation. Being John Malkovich is indeed as great as they say, but Being Charlie Kaufman is in a whole other league. I won’t see a film that’ll rock me like this for a long, long time.

    “Neither the flower nor the insect will ever understand the significance of their lovemaking. I mean, how could they know that because of their little dance the world lives? But it does.”