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  • La Ronde
  • Psycho
  • Dersu Uzala
  • Night and the City

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  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    ★★★★½

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★

  • Paris Blues

    ★★★★

  • Now, Voyager

    ★★½

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  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    ★★★★½

    Great fucking weather film. Like a shadow version of Local Hero where Burt Lancaster said ‘fuck it, just kill Dennis Lawson’. I made a joke about the coat on Twitter but it’s a pretty sharp depiction of male vanity.

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★

    I liked this ok. It’s well cast and Tony Leung is as good as everyone says (he does amazing thing with tears that don’t fall at one point). There’s a fun call back to an older Marvel film but in retrospect that maybe papered over some cracks. I liked the end fight more when it looked weird than when it looked sooty.

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  • Shiraz: A Romance of India

    Shiraz: A Romance of India

    ★★★

    The new score by Anoushka Shankar is great. Film itself worth seeing. Suspenseful sequence in which hero faces execution via squashing by elephant foot.

  • The Kid Who Would Be King

    The Kid Who Would Be King

    ★★★★

    This mostly succeeded for me and, even when it didn’t, I felt its heart was in the right place and its intentions were noble. Its message would have been stronger if the hero hadn’t been a white boy. It made me think of Time Bandits, more than Spielberg stuff.