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  • My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Citizen Kane
  • It's a Wonderful Life

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  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    ★★★★

  • Red Rocket

    ★★★

  • A Night on Bald Mountain

    ★★★½

  • Crash

    ½

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  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★

    The entire cast is great and the movie starts off strong but starts losing focus half-way through until the end more or less runs out of steam while lacking the necessary bite.

  • Being John Malkovich

    Being John Malkovich

    ★★★★★

    4th viewing.

    This movie is not realistic at all. There’s no way Craig gets from Manhattan to the New Jersey Turnpike in 15 minutes every time.

    This film is mind-blowing in so many ways, one of which is to realize at the end that we’ve been following the villain the whole time.

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★

    I'm not sure why "Lady Bird" is getting so much acclaim from critics except that Greta Gerwig is an indie film darling. It's got all the clichés of the coming of age film except they're presented with quirkiness clearly derived from Noah Baumbach and Whit Stillman; only the film is trying too hard to look like it's not trying too hard. We get mother-daughter dysfunction, boyfriend problems, the yearning to get out of a bland city, the protagonist leaving the…

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★

    Black Panther is notable for being by far the biggest budgeted black superhero film ($200 million) up to this point in time and the first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, its 18th film. It is thematically interesting, looking at the tug between moral duties to one's own country when it clashes with moral obligations to the rest of the world. The issues are topical, weighing isolationism against helping other countries, and the movie expectedly comes out on the anti-Trumpian side.…