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  • Death in Venice
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Psycho
  • Roman Holiday

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  • Apocalypse Now

  • No Country for Old Men

  • The Long Goodbye

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  • Mom and Dad

    Mom and Dad

    ★★★★★

    So savage and funny and probably cathartic in its own way. Here a home is just a comfortable shell seething with tension waiting to explode, and this film takes an idea and runs away with it, turning common, latent, minisodes of aggression into a day of all-out, violent rage. Nicolas Cage's character sounds like it was written just for him and what he can do, his famous freakish outbursts find the perfect place in a story about modern domestic life…

  • The Tuskegee Airmen

    The Tuskegee Airmen

    ★★★★★

    Watched this on a whim seeing it was little known and was surprised by its quality. A subdued but impactful film that creates believable, sympathetic characters with real stakes and personalities, allowing the viewer to feel for them as people instead of forcing the point (unlike most shows these days). Liked how the air scenes were interspersed with actual footage.

  • Enola Holmes

    Enola Holmes

    There are riveting films about 'strong women' with fascinating plots and well-written personalities, real believable stakes, then there are cringe-worthy, sorry excuses like this one which is no more than an attempt to create a Mary Sue with a flimsy backstory, a bumbling self-insert-style character within an already mature established universe. Conan Doyle would turn in his grave at how badly written his Sherlock and Mycroft are. The creators tried so hard to make her special that ironically the only…

  • The Devotion of Suspect X

    The Devotion of Suspect X

    ★★

    ended on the feeling that the novel likely handled the plot twists and surprising ending far better than this mediocre film did. Wang Kai practically did nothing more than look handsome here.