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  • The Devils
  • Possession
  • Vive L'Amour
  • Twin Peaks: The Return

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  • The Matrix Revolutions

    ★★★½

  • Highlander

    ★★★★

  • Malignant

    ★★★★

  • House

    ★★★★★

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★

    I hope Malignant wins Best Picture at the Oscars next year

  • The Last Airbender

    The Last Airbender

    ★★½

    Can't work up too much feeling about this one way or the other. I haven't seen the show, but this is obviously and severely hampered by being a truncated version of a truncated adaptation of a story that was meant to span seasons. Whatever Shyamalan may have changed to suit his vision, I don't think he changed enough, because from start to finish this feels pieced together from glimpses of a larger episodic story. I think it really needed a…

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  • Personal Problems

    Personal Problems

    ★★★★★

    Frankly I think it's a miracle this even exists. 3/4" tape from 1980 is probably about as likely to disintegrate into dust and fuck up your deck as to produce a usable image. I'm so glad this was able to be restored and preserved though, because it's beautiful. Full of perfect performances that make every moment feel crystalline and true, even as the format smears and blends those moments together- always reminding us that every image contains its own afterimage.

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ½

    After a thrilling episode of ABC's Wipeout, this kicks into high gear with Kristen Wiig's best Michelle Pfeiffer impression, and some real gutbuster scenes of Chris Pine being awestruck at stuff that definitely existed in his time, like fireworks and big trains. After about six more hours of at-best tone-deaf/at-worst truly vile geopoliticking including a scene where noted IDF supporter Gal Gadot literally uses a missile to save several arab children, followed by a few of the worst, ugliest fight…