VISUAL REFERNCES IN TRUE DETECTIVE: NIGHT COUNTRY
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This entry isn't anything significant. I just felt like highlighting some of the standout references and homages from the latest season of True Detective. I've shared these on my twitter account but since I'm still shadowbanned, no one really sees them except for the bigger accounts that steal my tweets and passed them off as their own (none of these homages were hard to miss so I'm not that bent out of the shape about people stealing from me). The folks responsible for this season were quite open about their inspirations. All I did was make the comparisons based off of their own words (wit ..read more
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COWARDS BEND THE KNEE
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2w ago
Guy Maddin is a unique mixture of a wholesome amount of Canadian pride and immense self-depreciation due to what he feels is always being in perpetual second place to the Americans (his words, not mine). Maddin’s films are sometimes so specifically Canadian that I often need someone from there to explain some of the humor or references I felt like I didn’t catch at first. That isn't a complaint. The relationship between Americans and English-speaking Canadians has always been fascinating to me. We're essentially like bickering first cousins always taking jabs at each other. Over a decade a ..read more
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A FEW WORDS ON THE CINEMATIC INFLUENCES ON SALTBURN
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The Shining / Saltburn The biggest praise I have for Saltburn is that Rosemund Pike was finally given a role worthy of her talents. I don’t care if you like Saltburn or not (I thought it was “fine” overall). But I don’t think it can be denied that once she appears in the film around the 30-something minute mark - the tone completely changes. I mean that in the best way possible. The movie just instantly becomes better. It’s a testament to her aura. Richard Grant’s performance shouldn’t go unnoticed nor should Barry Keoghan’s (this is yet another example of how he shines best when he ..read more
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THE SCHOOL OF MAYA DEREN: DAVID LYNCH CONTINUED
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Meshes Of The Afternoon / Twin Peaks Happy new year! Here’s a collection of some Deren/Lynch comparisons that got left on the cutting room floor a few years back that I felt like posting for whatever reason. This is an ongoing series so make sure to to check out the previous entries: Part One Part Two Part Three  Part Four Part Five Meshes Of The Afternoon / Twin Peaks Meshes Of The Afternoon / Mulholland Drive At Land / Lost Highway Meshes Of The Afternoon / Lost Highway At Land / Twin Peaks Meshes Of Th ..read more
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THE SCHOOL OF BRESSON: HAL HARTLEY
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2M ago
  Mouchette / Trust When I was in college and afterwards, I really came to understand and appreciate what Bresson was doing - Hal Hartley, LWLIES.COM Jean Luc Godard is often the go-to comparison for Hal Hartley. He was once even dubbed the “Jean Luc Godard Long Island”. And While Hartley certainly doesn’t deny Godard’s basic/surface influence, there are other filmmakers that he’s drawn inspiration from over the last 40 decades (at a certain point we need to move beyond the Band Of Outsiders/Simple Men comparison).  Now…comparing Hartley’s work to Robert Bresson isn’t bre ..read more
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BEST OF 2023...
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2M ago
Even though I no longer do my annual end of the year wrap-up, I still contribute my list/thoughts to both Wrong Reel & Toronto Film Review. Click the image below to watch/listen to the newly formatted Wrong Reel podcast (make sure to subscribe) where some of the the unofficial "wrong reel all-stars" tackle 2023... And click below to see the many different best-of -2023 lists rounded up by David Davidson of Toronto Film Review ..read more
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YANNICK
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2M ago
I normally don’t like when filmmakers poke fun at critics. Their “clap-backs” at negative criticism are either really juvenile or just not very witty. To be clear - I have no problem with a filmmaker defending themselves or even (momentarily) stooping to the level of an immature critic that crosses the line. Just be good with your response. Don't be flat or generic. If you’re going to take a swing at the low-hanging fruit - at least make sure that you knock it out of the park. Filmmakers rarely do this. Quentin Dupieux’s latest short feature; Yannick is an exception. I haven't been to excit ..read more
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THE SCHOOL OF PERSONA: MAY DECEMBER
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I couldn’t not think of Persona when I first read Samy’s script, in the clear way that it’s such a unique example of a film that pairs these two women and where likenesses are being exchanged, or that one character is learning about the likeness of the other and trying to incorporate her into her process as an actor - Todd Haynes, Letterboxd ' Persona / May December I caught a handful of Persona-esque shots in Todd Haynes May December only to discover afterwards that it was intentional (click here to learn about Haynes' influences on his latest film). Normally, a filmmaker being inf ..read more
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A FEW MORE WORDS ON THE CINEMATIC INFLUENCES OF JOEL POTRYKUS - PART TWO
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3M ago
The Firm / Ape Joel Potrykus’ films have the unique distinction of being 100% his own while still being incredibly reference-heavy. Last year we delved in to his many homages & references (click here & here to read more). A handful of comparisons got left on the cutting room floor so I decided to post them before the year is over. Some of these are straight from the director’s mouth while others are total reaches on my own part. Either way, enjoy… I consider myself lucky to have been so moved by Jarmusch's early films, because I'd be living a disappointing existence if I we ..read more
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DARK HABITS: ALMODOVAR PODCAST - EPISODE 19
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3M ago
I made an appearance on the DarK Habits podcast to chat about some topics I'm well versed in...   ..read more
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