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  • Weekend



    Godard finally realizes that his cinema can not cohere without great images. Weekend has them, in spades, with multiple intellectual anecdotes that actually go somewhere, and through them he realizes what may be his only truly visionary film.

  • Peppermint Frappe

    Peppermint Frappe


    The lyrics to Jessie’s Girl but deeper and creepier.

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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb


    Satire has rarely hit so hard as Dr. Strangelove, swinging like a baseball bat at the toxically masculine warmongers that so dangerously inhabit the United States. It dares to conclude that America has been lost to meaningless talk, all its officials’ minds in permanent orbit around self-interests, and that these violent imaginations reside in various cocoons that range from dark womb-like “war rooms” and shadowy, phallic “bombers.” These misanthropic oases enable their occupants to exercise, to the fullest possible extent,…

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence


    There was a moment in A Woman Under The Influence when I realized it was a great film. It was the scene where the doctor and Peter Falk are trying to calm the manic Rowlands, who is yelling up and down the room trying to understand what she has done wrong. The camera cuts over to Falk and if you look closely, you can see his his nose is bleeding from the stress. I’m not sure if this was real…