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Blue Velvet (1986)

“It’s a strange world.” It’s a special time when I can crawl away from my responsibilities to enjoy a strange, entrancing work of cinema. Blue Velvet is one of David Lynch’s most beloved films, though often discounted as a precursor to Mulholland … Continue reading

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

“If I have any more fun today, I don’t think I’m gonna be able to take it!” I’m really learning to love exploitation cinema. It’s messy and sometimes only there to scratch an itch, but when it works, it pays … Continue reading

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A Place In The Sun (1951)

“I love you. I’ve loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe I’ve even loved you before I saw you.” I’ve been reading Steve Erickson’s fantastic novel Zeroville. It tells a strange cinephile’s story of chasing Hollywood in … Continue reading

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Raw (2016)

“Then we had our first kiss. And I understood…” Pleasures of the flesh take on parallel meanings in Julia Ducournau’s Raw. Collegiate sexual awakenings are nothing new for indie cinema, but Ducournau translates this misguided time into a horror masterpiece that champions the … Continue reading

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The Searchers (1956)

“”So we’ll find ’em in the end, I promise you. We’ll find ’em. Just as sure as the turnin’ of the earth.” I’ve always wanted to watch more Westerns, but something pulls me away. Maybe I’ve had a distorted view … Continue reading

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Mad Max (1979)

“They say people don’t believe in heroes anymore. Well damn them! You and me, Max, we’re gonna give them back their heroes!” It was with great anticipation that I finally watched the original Mad Max. Like most people, I was blown away … Continue reading

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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

“We’re all citizens of a different town now. A place with its own special rules and its own special laws. A town of people living in the sweet hereafter.” The Sweet Hereafter is a somber, reflective film. There are powerful moments, … Continue reading

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