Addison Standley

Addison Standley

There is cinema, and only cinema. Maybe video games too.

Filmmaker/film worker, friendly neighborhood Marxist.

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  • Blazing Saddles

    ★★★

  • BACK TO THE FUTURE predicts 9/11

  • Beyond The Mind's Eye

  • Rat Race

    ★★

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

    been a while since I felt this thrilled watching a movie in the theater. high chance of me bumping the rating up on rewatch, and for my money it could be my favorite in the series?

  • Home Alone

    Home Alone

    ★★½

    somehow a stupid, helpless 8 year old transitions into a self-sufficient, bloodthirsty killer within a matter of days. stupid as hell but at least it feels like it has a bit of soul to it (at least in comparison to its sequel), and that's really the only thing putting it above HA2 because the slapstick is a bit weaker conceptually here. as erik reeds said, 90's revisionism was a mistake.

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  • City of Pirates

    City of Pirates

    ★★★★★

    Monumental. What can one say about a work predicated entirely on the intangible relationship between dreams and nightmares? An adventure story turned into a surrealist evocation of internal, repressed psychic trauma reverberating across achingly beautiful, Argento-esque images and moody explorations of landscape, recalling both Maya Deren and Buñuel in its haunting, allegorical make-up. This is completely up my alley: elegiac formalism meshed with poetic digressions consisting of streams-of-consciousness reminiscent of late Godard, all wrapped within an unnerving and hypnotically assured…

  • The Brown Bunny

    The Brown Bunny

    ★★★★½

    Slightly hesitant to go all-out and give this five stars (most likely will do so when I watch this again) but holy shit. Masterpiece. This is what my life is, at least my interior; where my thoughts endlessly wander to my mistakes and regrets and flaws and how I pushed someone I loved away because of them.

    Speeding off into the horizon, into silence, into the blinding light of the world and begging for forgiveness.