I use this to rate and keep track of all the films that I watch. Please do not expect proper film reviews. This is a Tumblr, for fuck's sake. I love independent films so if you have any under the radar films you'd like to recommend, please tell me. Also, if you don't agree with any of my reviews, try and be civil about it. I absolutely respect and even appreciate any conflicting opinions and like most people, I am capable of completely changing my mind about any film that i've seen.
"unavailable in any format for at least two decades"

"unavailable in any format for at least two decades"

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (David Lowery, 2013) 4/5

I feel like this movie is getting a lot of hate it doesn’t deserve. People are being too harsh on it. I mean fine, yes it is Malick-y and Sundance-y but so what? I admit I hate that too sometimes but I think you just have to look at it strictly as a film and respect the fact that it has fantastic performances, great cinematography. I liked that it was simple and restrained. I felt its sincerity and you know, over-all it was a good film. That’s more than I can ask from any film tbh.

Your chance to watch Frank V. Ross’ Tiger Tail in Blue for FREE and on Vimeo(so easy!) is about to end. Take the opportunity to watch it NOW. I watched it again last night and pretty much feel the same way about it (it’s fucking brilliant) except I’m less confused now. For me, it’s brilliance doesn’t really kick in until like the 40 minute mark. Anyway, PLEASE GO SEE IT. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Kiss of the Damned (Xan Cassavetes, 2012) 4/5

I’d wanted to see this for some time now but kept putting it off because of all the negative reviews. I did finally push through watching it and I have to say I rather enjoyed it. Perhaps more so because I didn’t expect too much from it. I thought the film worked exceptionally well as a stylish erotic vampire thriller, and the actresses were gorgeous and fantastic. I must say though that this is coming from someone who doesn’t watch a lot of vampire films. I hadn’t seen any of the Jean Rollin stuff or anything like that. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Rock Hudson’s Home Movies (Mark Rappaport, 1992) 3/5
This movie just did not have the same impact as From the Journals of Jean Seberg. The two films were made in exactly the same style but Rock Hudson’s Home Movies was actually made earlier. It was still quite amusing but the humor got old and the arguments redundant. Even its commentary about homosexuality and homophobia in Hollywood did not feel that deep and insightful nor convincing. Mostly, the film felt to me like kids sniggering and elbowing each other when they find something with even just the tiniest possibility of homosexual subtext.

Rock Hudson’s Home Movies (Mark Rappaport, 1992) 3/5

This movie just did not have the same impact as From the Journals of Jean Seberg. The two films were made in exactly the same style but Rock Hudson’s Home Movies was actually made earlier. It was still quite amusing but the humor got old and the arguments redundant. Even its commentary about homosexuality and homophobia in Hollywood did not feel that deep and insightful nor convincing. Mostly, the film felt to me like kids sniggering and elbowing each other when they find something with even just the tiniest possibility of homosexual subtext.

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (Damien Chazelle, 2009) 5/5

Thoroughly enjoyable mix of Jazz x Musicals x French New Wave x Cinema Verite. Nothing like any film I’d ever seen before. Damien Chazelle is one to look out for. 

 
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