The only place home exists is in your head. Dark City is one of those rare movies that asks questions the very idea of selfhood while featuring reality bending psychic duels. Strongly recommended. letterboxd blurb
I took a break from reading Herzog’s memoir to rewatch My Best Fiend this morning. The documentary (and film legend) frames Herzog and Kinski’s relationship as a violent clash of wills. The type of relationship that conventional wisdom says can only lead to destruction. Yet, in their case, their relationship led to the creation of outstanding cinema. Here’s my Letterboxd Blurb: boxd.it/5e05bf
An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result. A Scanner Darkly was yet another film that I was not ready to watch when I watched it almost two decades ago. I think I may have given up on the movie halfway through when I realized that the film wasn’t going to become a fast paced paranoid thriller.
I rewatched Horror of Dracula I didn’t like Horror of Dracula when I first watched it 20ish years ago. It took me 20 years to realize how wrong I was about this film. Like other great horror novel adaptations, Horror of Dracula leaves the core essence of the source material intact while trimmed down everything the audience doesn’t need to see on the screen. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of 5 stars.
A proud movie theater owner must defend his family business from corporate developers alongside a legendary action star as art imitates life in a showdown for the ages. I enjoyed watching Showdown at the Grand, but I can’t recommend it. The part of it that celebrates cinema and its community resonated with me really hard. The part of it that is a surreal action comedy didn’t; even though surreal action comedies are my type of thing.