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  • Plunder Road

    Plunder Road

    Beautiful to see it in CinemaScope, though firmly weird to see it with Swedish subtitles. Narratively a bit of a bore but the set pieces were so stylish. The opening train robbery is one of the greatest. The metal foundry scenes were also delightful but I think I’m biased towards just loving shit like that.

  • Crime Wave

    Crime Wave

    B films are just the best. Lots of evil emanating from Sterling Hayden in this, but still terrifyingly charming. 

    A lot of these crime flicks pretty much always use the idea of ‘crime pays’ and I can’t say this is much different but it’s a change of pace having less delineated lines between crim and justice. Steve Lacey, caught between it all is great show of more nuance than expected.

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  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Made me feel really uncomfortable.

    I went in with maybe too many expectations to see it the way lots of others did, with meaningful ideas about Hollywood's past and even Tarantino's own career, but I felt very little of that.

    I'm not really sure what I feel. I guess disgust at some points.

    Tarantino tries (?) to craft a revenge fantasy against the Tate murders, with Old Hollywood staying relevant and important against the Hippies, and thus having Rick Dalton…

  • The Matrix Revolutions

    The Matrix Revolutions

    Hate that so many kids from school convinced me that the sequels sucked. Not sure what made so many people hate these, i wonder if it really was just too ahead of its time. It’s not like inception is any less philosophically babble and I think the matrix does that so much better. The action just fucks entirely tho I do think this one suffers a bit but I do love the Zion fight lmao that stuff was so good. Just the thousands of sentinels vs the mechs was so wonderful visually.