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  • Thirst Street

    Thirst Street

    ★★★½

    Delusional and painful love tales aren't necessarily unworn territory but Silver intermixes Alex Ross Perry with, say, Nicolas Winding Refn to create a contained and controlled look toward this type of story. Sean Price Williams' color saturated key lighted cinematography goes a long way towards this final product while Burdge plays Gina with a refreshing lack of victimhood™️ generally set for characters within this type of composite. It's a pretty constrained look with a real uneasy ending, but the film sticks to its own instincts every step of the way. These days, that's a fairly rare feat alone.

  • The Foot Fist Way

    The Foot Fist Way

    ★★★

    As interesting to see the birth of the 'Rough House' contingent via NCSA before they became the current powerhouse of talent today. McBride's template was so firmly in place from the get: masked manchild with deep rooted insecurities that is perhaps a more apt comment on masculinity within recent popular culture memory. Here you'll see the birth of form, style, Kenny Powers, dichotomous comedic setups, etc. Certainly doesn't run as fluid or consistent as the subsequent material from this group, but the general instincts were always there. If so interested to see the evolutionary tracking from Vice Principals and/or The Righteous Gemstones, it's all right here.

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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ½

    My jaw agape, my faith shaken by this display of abject celebration of what this is, or even portends to be. I watched this for a solid hour thinking Cooper might be pulling off some acerbic punk-rock ruse on the thematic. With absolutely no character, scene, or narrative development, it becomes a run-on sentence of cinematic propulsiveness. The abrupt cutting along with the fairy-tale come hither soap operatics. It's almost a put on, a wink that you are witnessing an…

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    ½

    If your cinematic fetish is 3 hours and 21 minutes of abject bankrupt formalism, tedium, and time (and I mean there's TIME) to *think* that you are watching something akin to the allegorical realisation of a thesis of your choosing, then read all the other Letterboxd reviews here. It's almost a magic trick - you can let the world know you 'get it', the adrenaline rush of pure cinema: the four minute masters, the strict adherence to framing, the visual…