nocturnalduck has written 7 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    "you were the only one that stepped in. it was just one step, but it meant a lot to me. you were the only light for me. i could find you anywhere you were. your existence gave me power."

  • The Departed

    The Departed

    "when i was your age, they would say we can become cops or criminals. today, what i'm saying to you is this: when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?"

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    the joker should have won.

  • Nashville

    Nashville

    art is expression, communication, cruelty, understanding, connection, and life.

  • Casino

    Casino

    there are tensions within american christianity that sort of inform the contradictions at the heart of it. at its core christianity is a religion of suffering. jesus repented for our sins on the cross, sacrifice as an ultimate rite of god purging the world of filth. over time the confessional emerged as a sociopolitical phenomenon created by the church and institutions of power to teach people that emotional catharsis was to be found in opening up: subjecting your innermost desires…

  • Passion

    Passion

    libidinal collapse so strong that it carves itself onto the surface of perceived reality. the identities of tangible things as completely non-existent when isolated from what they are projected onto. which in a way means that technology allows us to conceive of entirely new worlds, but no amount of progress can alter the fundamental terror of having desires around and about other people.

  • Asako I & II

    Asako I & II

    their translucent glow as what both enables dreams of domesticity and ensures that the ephemeral can never be. but the feeling never really leaves you, does it