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Meantime
Meantime (1983)
30 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Anxiety breeds anger which firmly holds your head down in the mud of poverty. This is O Lucky Man meets Pinter's The Caretaker as a kitchen sink drama.
It's not exactly fun to watch but that's only due to the truly excellent acting all around. Small problems ignored on every scale and level-from families, to their building management, to the government. This is what we collectively look away from, and that's why it needed to be made.

The Night They Raided Minsky's (The Night They Invented Striptease)
30 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A lame hour and a half excuse to see Brit Eklands boobs. Big whoop.

Love Streams
Love Streams (1984)
30 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

I applaud what he was trying to do but I didn't buy any of it. Perhaps losing a solid half hour to and hour of this movie would have made it less odious but then again it's just a movie about fucked up people fucking up. I wish there had been any more insight to the how's and whys of these siblings, as opposed to only the juxtaposition of their existences. I also just found them to be closer to caricatures than believable but at the same time Cassavetes at least never makes them laughable.
You'll do a lot of sighing and looking at your watch while watching this movie, and in a lot of ways I think that's the point-but it's just not my idea of a point worth making.

City of Women (La cittą delle donne)
30 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I love Fellini's honesty and his ability to both indulge and laugh at himself- it's rarer than you might think. There's so many indulgently sexist parts to this movie but it's just always balanced out by absurdity and self awareness. This movie is really a more over the top 8 1/2 but with the focus on loving every woman ever-a general appreciation for women in all shapes, ages, and sizes. Sure, all told through the lens of the old 60s male gaze, but st least it never pretends to be anything but.
Fellini really makes movies the way I dream, I can't get enough of it.