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  • Do the Right Thing
  • The Third Man
  • They Live
  • Fireworks

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  • You Only Live Once

    ★★★½

  • The Search for the Saddest Punt in the World

    ★★★½

  • The Neutral Ground

    ★★★★★

  • Blood Simple

    ★★★½

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  • Billy Blanks' Taebo - Insane Abs

    Billy Blanks' Taebo - Insane Abs

    ★★★★★

    By any conceivable ethical framework this is the greatest film I’ve ever seen, it’s made my life infinitely better as my newly chiseled abs ripple the landscape. What did your favorite film do for you? Oh, did Stalker make your infant brain think its first time ever? Maybe try journaling pal. Au Hasard Balthasar can’t make your heart burn like my core does after half a Taebo. I can’t even feel Tokyo Story at this resting heartrate, my cardiovascular performs…

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★

    Honestly expected more nihilism and less Juliette Binoche jacking off looking like the whole Goya Black Painting House at once.

    High Life explores an enterprise that is basically Theranos for cum. It implies a laughably dystopian future, where society has the technology to send a self-sustaining bell jar garden into a black hole, but there are still mobs of train-riding hobo teens straight out of Newsies. It’s a world where Multinational Corporations have thoroughly won, where things are designed to…

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  • You Only Live Once

    You Only Live Once

    ★★★½

    Notes:
    -Undeniably ahead of its time on a narrative level, extremely left-wing, brilliant cinematography.
    -You Only Live Once brings more dramatic richness than you’d expect. The plot threads can be intricate as a gestalt, even as individual scenes are heavy-handed. Even minor characters have motivations and flaws that make sense without being fully explained, immersing the viewer with mystery.
    -There are visible seams where the production code shaped or removed scenes, and the result is always hilarious.
    -A four strikes…

  • The Search for the Saddest Punt in the World

    The Search for the Saddest Punt in the World

    ★★★½

    Establishes a new system of “data journalism” obliterating distinctions between objective and subjective, constructing a world where emotions are tinged with numbers and numbers are abstractions of emotions, a palace of narrative algebraic modeling called Boisian Statistics.

    The formal elements here are actually quite complex. Bois’ visualizations purposely straddle the line between drab and ethereal, fussy and blurry, cinema and Powerpoint, confounding the viewer’s expectations of how to consume them. Imagine if outsider art sensibilities were brought to digitized statistics,…

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