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Made in U.S.A.
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It's an absurdist comedy/neo-noir from Godard with long monologues about communism. It's like the perfect movie.

Stalker (1979)
33 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I fell asleep twice while first trying to finish Stalker. I gave it another try and after falling asleep only one time, and I was able to finish it. This movie is more than slow, it's borderline ambient cinema (if that's a thing), and now having watched the whole thing I think that was very intentional and effective.

Stalker is about a place that exists outside of the real world, both literally when talking about the Zone in the film, but also in the sense that real truth is something that seems endlessly out of reach. The film is more of a meditation on that theme than anything else, and it's pacing and sound design lend to that meditation extremely well.

Dune (1984)
34 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Yes, the plot really is as muddled as you've heard. Luckily it's entirely irrelevant because this movie has Space Marxism and that makes everything work out in the end.

I Love You Phillip Morris
44 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

If it weren't for Bernie, this would certainly be the best true crime tragicomedy about a gay man living in Texas, that simultaneously most certainly did the crime he was prosecuted for and was also the victim of the story, where the main actor is mainly known for his wacky comedy roles but takes an impressive dramatic turn, that I've seen in the past few years.

After roughly the first 15 minutes or so the over the top humor is mostly toned down for a surprisingly touching, and topical story about identity, the American dream, and even the failures of the prison system.

For a movie that I assumed would be an hour and a half of Jim Carrey falling down stairs and having exaggerated gay sex, I was impressed.

The Good, the Bad, and the Weird
45 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A "Kimchi Western" that's more George Miller and Gore Verbinski than Sergio Leone.

I'm a big fan of action movies that don't take themselves to seriously while also being surprisingly violent.