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  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★★

    It's been a big year for me and Mr. Mann. I don't have an actual review logged for this for my first viewing 3 years ago, but on my private spreadsheet I had it slated as a "half-baked romance" because I was a fucking idiot. This is a (n extremely hard) film about duty and respect between two opposite sides of the law, but most importantly it's just a really fucking cool movie about bad people. This movie is nearly…

  • Twelve Monkeys

    Twelve Monkeys

    ★★★★★

    Showcasing Gilliam’s influences, including MetropolisVertigo (literally on the screen), Dr. Strangelove, La Jetée (the core inspiration for the story), and even his own work Brazil, Twelve Monkeys is a brilliant, haunting, pitch black look at society’s amazing ability to mistreat the “mentally divergent” and the tendency toward totalitarianism. Terrifying.

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  • Psycho Goreman

    Psycho Goreman

    ★★★½

    Costumes and make-up had a blast. It's a little rough around the edges (the budget often shows), but I can just imagine being crazy about this if I saw it around 12-13. Lots of fun!

  • Magic Mike

    Magic Mike

    ★★★½

    Would you look at that - another 3-4 star Steven Soderbergh joint. I didn't really like the way it all shook out, but I still think this is pretty bold wide release filmmaking and, of course, a big part of the McConnaissance.

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  • Happy Together

    Happy Together

    ★★★★★

    March Around the World 2019 | Nation #1: Hong Kong

    It's not an aspirational story (as my friend Joe said), but it is a beautiful story about two men in an often ugly and venomous relationship. If you interpret Lai as an unreliable narrator (which makes it a bit more interesting), there's a really interesting dynamic between Lai and Ho in which they're both just really lonely (and they probably were even before they left HK for Argentina...) and it…

  • The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides

    ★★★★★

    Well, I feel stupid. I don't know what I expected, but this is way darker than I thought, despite the title. Like a more melancholy, female-centric Freaks & Geeks, isn't it? Can't deny that James Woods is perfect in this, despite my dislike for the guy in real life. Absolutely perfect as the cowardly father.

    I can't remember who said it (maybe an article in Sight & Sound?), but I read an article once that boldly claimed "every director's best film is…