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  1. no, Mandy. fucking idiots.
  2. @@Mckeever so you gonna leave bloodyelbow for harboring a pedophile? or are you just a coward w/ a keyboard?
  3. liked that one a lot too. Tom Waits was good.
  4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is really solid. obviously w/ anthology films there is an imbalance in quality between stories, but they are all at least good to great & have a clear thematic & philosophical link (easily recognizable to anyone familiar w/ the work of the Coens which is basically everyone) so none feel out of place. “Meal Ticket” was my personal favorite.
  5. call me cynical, but i feel like talented directors trying to make the next great space movie has become a cliche
  6. not really interested in either tbh
  7. doesn’t Bateman direct as well? i’ve heard good things, but I suck at committing to a series
  8. watched Mandy again this weekend. holds up; it’s as amazing on the rewatch as it was the first time. definitely would recommend catching it in theatres if you’re fortunate enough to have a place that is screening it, but streaming it on VOD is fine too obviously.
  9. https://www.amazon.com/Mandy-Nicolas-Cage/dp/B07H7YSGGL/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537153327&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=mandy+2018&dpPl=1&dpID=51856-JRMiL&ref=plSrch Mandy is a fucking trip man. it’s a cuckoo bananas cocktail that is equal parts Argento visual/sonic atmosphere & Evil Dead 2 camp w/ a splash of ayahuasca & garnished w/ two tabs of acid. the visual style is so extreme there is never a dull moment. which brings me to my next point: the pace & structure is going to challenge those who aren’t prepared for it. anyone who has seen Beyond the Black Rainbow will know what to expect. think Refn’s Only God Forgives & Valhalla Rising. some will write it off as laborious; others will accept it as deliberate. presentation aside, it’s also clear in Nicolas’ performance that he actually gave a shit, maybe because he respected Cosmatos’ vision. even when he goes classic maniac it’s in total service to the film rather than just a random eccentric flourish. as a Nicolas addict who needs serious help, I don’t mind the latter because it breathes life into the otherwise lifeless garbage he’s been in throughout his career, but it’s always better when these outbursts feel like an organic product of the character’s situation.
  10. just order it VOD numb nuts. it was fucking amazing fwiw btw
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