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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    Summer of 100 movies #7Celebrity cameos. Shots around Hollywood. A sensual lesbian sex scene. This movie has it all, except it feels off. The plots are conventional, but the mood and dialogue are so strange and otherworldly. This does a great job at reminding me I’m watching a movie, with all the preformamces, cameras, sets, and shows. Also the celebrity cameos are subtle and treated as extras in the background. Lynch shows you the underbelly of the industry pre me…

  • Labyrinth

    Labyrinth

    ★½

    Summer of 100 movies #6
    This was a mess. I have always been meaning to watch this because of David Bowie, but aw jeez. Things just sort of happen while Bowie is posted up with his big bulge doing Fushigi tricks. At least Bowie sings a couple of songs. Honestly pretty hard to get through. Would not watch again.

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  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers

    ★½

    Spring Breakers has inspired me to make a ‘fake artsy’ list. The movie keeps repeating that it is about freedom, the ability to do whatever they want accompanied with repeating montage sequences of beach titties and beer, but in the end it there is no real message of the movie, just bikini girls with guns under the control of a psychopath that somehow represents the American dream. I don’t see why they didn’t cap wannabe method actor Franco when he…

  • Mary and Max

    Mary and Max

    ★★★★½

    Summer of 100 movies #3:
    So sweet. Love the medium of claymation. This is an unconventional story of friendship and learning through two unlikely pen pals from across the world. The narration reminded me of its such a beautiful day (check it out for a quick existential crisis), in the mundaneness of life and the honesty of thoughts and feelings conveyed.