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  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • La Notte
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
  • F for Fake

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  • Death in Venice

    ★★★★½

  • Pain & Gain

    ★★★★

  • Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell Live

    ★★★★½

  • Joker

    ★★½

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  • Death in Venice

    Death in Venice

    ★★★★½

    Currently knee-deep In Dostoevsky's Demons and for some reason I'm in the mood for some more stories about European men trying to fuck a minor and this movie gracefully provided it. There's a lot of conversation to be had about the "problematic" aspect of this and: A. I am by no means intellectually capable enough of tackling such heavy subjects (i think sirrah review does a great job of handling it) and B. Unfortunately I tossed all that aside because…

  • Pain & Gain

    Pain & Gain

    ★★★★

    Is there a better encapsulation of Bay's entire filmography than the scene where Anthony Mackie is analyzing the complex engineering of a dildo and immediately followed by Tony Shalhoub saying he's in love with a younger woman?

    Bay knows how to shoot and construct a scene - that's a given - but I think people still underrate just how maximalist his style is, at every opportunity that arises he will find a way to throw every crazy shit that he…

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