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  • Spider-Man 2
  • The Green Knight
  • Grand Prix
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  • Schumacher

    ★★★½

  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    ★★★★

  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket

    ★★★★½

  • Escape from New York

    ★★★½

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  • The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★★

    This was my fourth experience inside a cinema in the past 12 months. I saw TENET at an empty press screening last August, then again at an even emptier public screening a few weeks later. At the beginning of this month, I rented a theater so a small group of us could see GODZILLA VS. KONG together. And now my wife and I went to the theater where she works to see THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, one of the two…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    "That's what I'm working on
    A song to fix what's wrong
    Take what's broken
    Make it whole
    A song so beautiful
    It brings the world back into tune"
    -"Come Home With Me," Hadestown

    One of the best love stories I've ever seen brought to screen. It is filled with the kind of earnest moments that, in a lesser film, would induce eyerolling and doubt. Here, Céline Sciamma makes you feel why those things have become cliches because the two leads–the…

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  • Schumacher

    Schumacher

    ★★★½

    I’m a little mixed on this for a few reasons.

    First off, the racing footage in here looks incredible and I wish F1 had a way to watch all the old races in HD. It would be an amazing time suck. 

    I’m always a little skeptical of documentaries where the subject/their family is an indelible part of the construction of the film. I’m not begrudging the Schumachers at all for their involvement or for keeping a light touch on Michael’s…

  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    ★★★★

    Absolutely lurid Hitchcockian thriller. Satisfying twists and turns, and incredible production design. 

    Makes me want to wear a cool jacket and drink espresso (even more than usual).

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