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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Memories of Murder

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  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★½

  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    ★★★★½

  • Mr. Majestyk

    ★★★½

  • Dynamite Shaolin Heroes

    ★★★

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★½

    Wes Anderson’s newest film is quite good. A collection of fictional “true stories” about people and places rhag don’t exist yet evoke in the mind a certain kind of life, of person, of a journalistic storytelling far gone by in our modern culture. 

    Anderson does not reach the heights of his previous films but, in between quite a lot of titilating and capturing visuals, he reaches new territory of compositional experimentation and surprisingly vulnerable emotion. I was surprised to find…

  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    ★★★★½

    In the age where blockbusters are studio mandated to be 5 goddamn hours, a by-the-book thriller that comes in just under 1 hour and 45 mins seems almost cutting edge. There is zero fat on this film, honestly to the point where it would seem odd if I hadn’t been to New York. Because it is New York. Fast-paced, with character and spunk and a million small characters who could probably fill whole movies on their own, but director Sargent…

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  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★½

    45% chance this is what’s going to happen to Pewdiepie

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★½

    I cannot adequately describe how refreshing it is to see an adventure-action film made these days which is 1. Not dripping with self-congratulatory irony, and 2. Actually aware of how to build an intrigue and a sense of wonderment at a world. Rather than embrace cheap stylistics that basically every neo-medieval film of these days does, David Lowery has created a revisionist historical epic about morality, honor, honesty, sexuality, war, and maturity. 

    The Green Knight is technically based upon the chivalric…