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Reviews, Top N lists, and other sundry cinematic stuff.

haiku movie review: Aguirre: The Wrath of God

by Rob Friesel

descend from Andes descend to utter madness wrestle with monkeys Great film.  Stunning.  Epic.  Masterfully shot.  Surreal.  Insert more superlatives here. However, when your primary film-selection criterion for the evening is “which one is shortest?” — well, this one may leave your jaw unpleasantly unhinged.  Bewildering. Will watch again.  When I’m more serious about it.

haiku movie review: Barry Lyndon

by Rob Friesel

some say “slow moving” but instead ’tis action packed. still, please be patient. Seriously.  You need no additional evidence that Kubrick was a bat-shit insane genius than this film. Anyone that says that describes it as “slow moving” is expecting entirely too many explosions for something set in the 18th century.  Or they’re not paying […]

X-Files: Season Five

by Rob Friesel

Season Five of the X-Files begins as an immediate successor to Season Four before veering off into what feel like wildly different directions.  The characters are the same, the paranormal elements are (usually) there, but something about it isn’t quite parallel.  Mulder’s new-found skepticism is a big part of it.  It’s as though, after coming […]