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  • The Long Day Closes
  • Memoria
  • The Matrix Resurrections
  • My Neighbor Totoro

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  • My Life as a Zucchini

    ★★★

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★

  • Days of Heaven

    ★★★★★

  • The Princess Bride

    ★★★½

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  • Ganjasaurus Rex

    Ganjasaurus Rex

    Ganjasaurus Rex was a failed attempt by the Reagan administration to infiltrate and destroy the stoner community from within. The plan went that the filmmakers would deliberately create the kind of trashy, poorly-made cult film that gets passed around on bootleg VHS tapes by bemused and stoned individuals; the insidious twist being that, upon seeing the film, the viewers would, via a Ludovico-type technique, associate the horrific, painful process of watching the film with the consumption of cannabis itself, compelling…

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  • The Battle at Lake Changjin

    The Battle at Lake Changjin

    ★★

    1. Struggling to think of another film with such a massive gulf between the resources available to the creators and the limitations of the implementation of those resources. You've got sequences with tens of thousands of extras and elaborate practical sets occupying the same space as explosion effects from a PS3 game and Spy Kids-ass green screen backgrounds. It looks at once both conspicuously expensive and amateurishly cheap. Not trying to condescend here, I'm genuinely curious what the CGI industry…

  • Equilibrium

    Equilibrium

    ★★★½

    Without hyperbole, the dumbest fucking movie I've ever seen, three and a half stars

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  • Ratatoing

    Ratatoing

    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Ratatoing. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer’s head. There’s also Marcel Toing’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes,…

  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold

    Dora and the Lost City of Gold

    ★★★½

    Dora sings a song about pooping in a hole then turns to camera and tells me how to pronounce poop (mierda) en español and I shed a single nostalgic tear.