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Walker

I hate it when I journal about purchases. It seems so trivial and materialistic. But I must praise the Criterion Collection's 20 year anniversary re-release of Alex Cox's Walker (1987). I have blogged about this film before and do not have much to add except that it more than holds up over time.

The director's commentary track is also quite good. Cox references the current U.S. occupation of Iraq and the homo erotic subtext in 300. Since the film itself was an attempt to weave the past and present together - albeit the present in 1987 - these contemporary references work. Of course, any belated re-release is naturally going to talk about what has changed and what has not, but it seems especially appropriate here.

Definitely rent it.
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