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  • New Rose Hotel
  • Showgirls
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  • The Card Counter

    ★★★★

  • Holy Motors

    ★★★★

  • Cure

    ★★★★½

  • Collateral

    ★★★★★

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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    Gotta light?

    Simply the greatest thing ever created. THE greatest. I finished all of it with my girlfriend a few days ago (my fourth watch, her first) but it has taken me a long time to get all of my thoughts together.

    The first scene of Part 1 with Cooper and the Fireman is definitely the most important as it applies to the events of Part 18. Initially the Fireman’s words to remember “Richard and Linda,” would appear he is…

  • Showgirls

    Showgirls

    ★★★★★

    When she sees Nomi I think she definitely sees a younger version of herself. It’s a very narcissistic kind of relationship. It’s perfect - I always loved that the first time they meet each other it’s in a mirror.
    - Gina Gershon on Cristal

    Those reflections are visible from the first time Nomi sees Cristal emerging from the volcano, mastering the hand motion immediately after seeing her do it on stage. Later when Cristal takes her to lunch at the…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    This is the girl.

    Still catching my breath. 

    Tonight was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in a theater. I don’t even know where to begin. This was probably my fourth or fifth viewing, and it was definitely the best one.

    Rita is the relationship Diane wanted with Camilla. In her fantasy, Camilla’s name is Rita because Diane created an image of her where Camilla was not an actress. An image where Camilla (Rita) loved Diane (Betty) back…

  • Strange Days

    Strange Days

    ★★★★★

    You love the Red, White, and Blue….
    but you hate the Black, Black, Black.

    In my log of LA 92 last year, discussing the summer of ’92 after those four officers were acquitted in the brutal beating of Rodney King, I mentioned how I found the ending of that film deeply profound because it showed us how nothing has changed at all. The same can be said about Strange Days, and it is a reflection of the world we are…

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  • New Rose Hotel

    New Rose Hotel

    ★★★★★

    Your friend sold us out to Maas. They don’t care about Hiroshi. They swapped him, for a chance to wipe out Hosaka’s entire team. 

    Sandii....

    They turned her in Vienna. I should’ve seen it coming.

    ^ This exchange right here gives me the chills every single time. Love the slow movement over the Tokyo skyline, cross faded with X and Fox trying to leave the Hyatt hotel. 

    This is most noticeable in the scene right after they show Sandii the…

  • You Don't Nomi

    You Don't Nomi

    ★★★★

    Was fortunate enough to see this tonight having bought tickets last week. I have to say, I would’ve preferred to watch this alone. Esztherhas’ interview that’s shown in the film I of course had already seen, but I could’ve done without the sea of people giggling. Tonight’s audience seemed to latch onto every opinion that wasn’t “this sucks” as a big joke. And there are many times in this film where the commentators are so passionate in their hatred for…