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  • Mulholland Drive
  • Speed Racer
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Paprika

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  • The Laughing Woman

    ★★★★★

  • Inside Man

    ★★★★

  • Branded to Kill

    ★★★★

  • Naked Violence

    ★★

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  • Speed Racer

    Speed Racer

    ★★★★★

    "You think you can drive a car and change the world? It doesn’t work like that!"
    "Maybe not, but it's the only thing I know how to do, and I gotta do something."

    Too much to say about this one to ever do justice to it. It's ⅓ avant-garde children's cartoon, ⅓ Sirkian family melodrama, ⅓ corporate-crime neo-noir, and I just love all of it.

    The Wachowskis shoot time the way Dr. Manhattan sees it, cross-cutting from Speed racing at…

  • Antiporno

    Antiporno

    ★★★★

    "Why do I like reading about cocks and cunts so much?"
    "Because it's obscene."
    "So why are books and movies about cocks and cunts bad?"
    "Because they're obscene."

    Antiporno is an often absurd and occasionally surreal film, which naturally raises questions in its audience like "what does this all mean?" and "what's this really about?" and "what's even going on here?" It's the kind of film that feels like it's desperately trying to tell you something but can't speak your…

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  • The Laughing Woman

    The Laughing Woman

    ★★★★★

    "It is essential that the fertility of the man should remain absolutely intact."

    Rewatching the beautiful Mondo Macabro blu-ray, The Laughing Woman continues to remind me of conservative commentator failson Ben Shapiro and fictional Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper.

    The film's protagonist, Doctor Sayer, is convinced of a wide variety of conspiracy theories, ranging from the feminine to the socio-political, all of which point to men being robbed of their masculinity. Women are collecting sperm so that they can become…

  • Inside Man

    Inside Man

    ★★★★

    "Protect and serve my ass!"

    "For them it's a tactical situation. Us being here means there's a mental aspect to it they just don't get." For the cops it's just another robbery, but the introduction of the two detectives not only introduces a psychological dimension to the crime in progress, it also encourages us (the audience) to read the mental aspect of the movie itself, which is, as a precise, formal exercise, "tactical," but here, it invites us to consider…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    "Hey pretty girl, time to wake up."

    There was a time not too long ago when if you asked me what my favorite movie was I might have told you Mulholland Drive. There's a lot going on in the film and I certainly won't claim to understand all of it (something I might have done when it was my "favorite movie"), but I do have a reading of it that seems to answer a lot of the questions it poses,…

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    ★★★

    In a selfish attempt to cope with his separation anxiety, a sociopathic student abuses his relationship with his mentally unstable best friend in order to throw his future away on a single day of raucous debauchery.