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  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    ★★★

    The first ever horror movie. Yikes!

  • 8th Annual On Cinema Oscar Special

    8th Annual On Cinema Oscar Special

    ★★★★½

    The "Back in the Hei Life" sequence at the end is absolute peak cinema. Not only is it a moving piece of ironic scoring, probably the most moving moment in On Cinema history, but it of course brings with it the empathetic schadenfreude tragicomedy we've come to expect from Tim and Greg. Such a whirlwind of emotions! On Cinema is Heidecker's crowning achievement, yet he's only getting better and better. Impressive considering he's been the King of Comedy for almost 15 years now.

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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★★★

    As a child I feared the return of Jesus Christ.

  • Caché

    Caché

    ★★★★★

    This is from an assignment from my Art Philosophy class, hence why I mostly talk about the opening shot. I got an A.

    I often argue for the importance of context in art, and this is one of the ultimate uses of it in film. The opening shot of Michael Haneke’s brilliant film Caché is at first mundane, then terrifying as it recurs throughout the film. It didn’t need to be artfully framed to serve its purpose perfectly and at…