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  • Check It

    Check It

    ★★★

    Valuable for the unique subject matter and insight into this community that I otherwise probably would not have, but I question the motives of the directors, felt uncomfortable with the way this narrative was framed, as a sort of feel-good rags-to-riches story. One of my favorite moments is when they are interviewing one of the Check It kids with their mother, who was formerly an addict and not present for the Check It's childhood. The mother is becoming visibly upset…

  • Trash

    Trash

    ★★★½

    Most of Paul Morrissey and Andy Warhol’s movies are drugged out messes of rambling dialogue, homoeroticism, and questionable behavior, as if the cast got loaded quickly thought of an idea for a sketch and immediately switched the camera on. And the result are generally a mixed bag. Love Lonsome Cowboys for obvious reasons, but I’ll admit it’s barely a movie and some of it is a bit too much for me... but Trash succeeds where other Morrissey and Warhol joints…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    Despite having seen a pretty small portion of his filmography, I've always had a lot of respect for David Lynch. I wanted very much to like this film, and so when the film began with a cheap effect, swing dancers sloppily green-screened in front of a neon backdrop, I was a bit disappointed. After the film was over I realized that is one of the least bizarre artistic choices made, but they all culminated to something mesmerizing. Many scenes and…

  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★½

    I can't believe I put of watching this for so long.

    What I found to be most interesting about the film was its general simplicity. The cast of characters is small, and there seem to be only a few sets, but the story manages to create something much grander from these pieces. It also allows for the story to be very concise, everything feels like it's in the right place. The black and white cinematography seems to also work in…