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  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Lost Highway
  • Paris, Texas

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  • Mars Attacks!

    ★★★½

  • New Nightmare

    ★★★★

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    ★★★★

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    ★★★

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  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★½

    First movie back in theatres and a big swing and a miss. I thought for sure this would be better than Spectre, which was also pretty terrible, but this may top it. A bloated, overlong mess - four script writers? Why? Too many cooks, as they say.

    Léa Seydoux and Craig have no chemistry. The movie is slow as fuck. There are less than a handful of decent action scenes. Is this trying to appeal to the art-house crowd? If…

  • There's Someone Inside Your House

    There's Someone Inside Your House

    "You bring me donuts because you know they soothe me"

    This was bad. Really bad.

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  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★½

    TIFF Journal: Day 5 - Film 11

    I really didn't like this at all. Overly-sentimental, wooden dialogue, flat characters and, well, pretentious. It's a real slog to get through, but what can I say? I guess I don't really take well to melodrama. It feels so phony and when you're dealing with a serious topic such as racism, I find it best to be as real as possible. This film is just an art-house version of crap like '42' and…

  • Loro

    Loro

    ★★★½

    TIFF Journal: Day 1, Film 1

    First film of the festival and was lucky to get both Paolo Sorrentino and Toni Servillo to introduce the film and do a brief Q and A after. This was the premiere of the international version of the film, which was previously released in two separate parts entirely.

    Sorrentino is a master of combining vivid and beautiful cinematography with a mix of a classical score intercut with pop music. His films are, and always…