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A Hierarchy of Sympathy

In this post, I want to discuss why a hierarchy of sympathy exists in the West. I was inspired to write this after viewing the following image, which is beyond powerful: 563 more words

Chan Is Missing (1982)

I got to Chan Is Missing through reading about the American independent film boom of the 80s. Apparently it’s one of the films that inspired Linklater to direct and you can easily imagine a 20 something Linklater watching this and getting psyched about it. 239 more words

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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

Around this time last year I watched Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, my first Russ Meyer movie and I thought it was an absolute riot. 325 more words

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Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song (1971)

Often hailed as the birth of the blaxpoitation genre, Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song isn’t exactly the movie I was expecting. It’s way more avante-garde and strange than the soulfully rebellious title suggests. 81 more words

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John Wick (2014)

There’s a moment in John Wick that lasts about ten seconds but it is without a doubt the coolest, most awesome piece of action cinema I’ve seen in a long time. 193 more words

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Rubber (2010)

Haha, a movie about a killer tyre! Cute. Now that’s out of the way let me take a minute to talk about how surprisingly fucking good Rubber is. 191 more words

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Hard Target (1993)

This is lots of fun. Less a coherent piece of action cinema than a crazy Van Damme vehicle that doubles up as John Woo’s Hollywood calling card. 258 more words

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