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Wanda (1970)

“I don’t have anything. I never did have anything. Never will have anything.” Wanda is beautiful. It’s the strange, reflective film that seems lost in cinema’s history. It feels like a classic: the way it’s shot, the mood it creates, its … Continue reading

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The Thing (1982)

“This thing doesn’t want to show itself. It wants to hide inside an imitation. It’ll fight if it has to, but it’s vulnerable out in the open. If it takes us over, then it has no more enemies, nobody left … Continue reading

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

“Give yourself over to absolute pleasure. Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh – erotic nightmares beyond any measure, and sensual daydreams to treasure forever. Can’t you just see it? Don’t dream it, be it.” It’s easy to … Continue reading

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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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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

“Rebellions are built on hope.” I often don’t feel inclined to share my thoughts on new releases on this blog, typically because I feel like I’m not adding much to the conversation. My opinions fall in line with the critical consensus … Continue reading

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The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

“Maybe there ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue, they’s just what people does. Some things folks do is nice and some ain’t so nice, and that’s all any man’s got a right to say.” I read John Steinbeck’s The Grapes … Continue reading

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Mean Streets (1973)

“Honorable men go with honorable men.” The film that launched Martin Scorsese into a lifelong career of success, shot on a meager budget and featuring some of the biggest rising stars of the 70s – it’s Mean Streets. This straightforward crime flick … Continue reading

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