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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★½

    Loved this film - the kind of display of influences that’s never cloying and also makes its own language.

    Random note: the 360 degree pan shot of Gawain in the woods was a stunner. I (re)watched Evil Dead 2 immediately after this  (I guess because I wanted more creepy woods in my life) and noted the exact same camera move in that movie. Great lift.

  • Never Gonna Snow Again

    Never Gonna Snow Again

    ★★★★½

    Anytime a movie starts out with a shot of a mysterious stranger walking eerily backlit from the woods into an abandoned urban landscape and later features impromptu ballet, it’s gonna be my kind of movie.

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  • Streets of Fire

    Streets of Fire

    ★★½

    I'd always avoided this movie because I hate musicals and rockabilly haircuts but it was out of nowhere A Thing on film Twitter so here we are. Like 20 minutes in, Amy Madigan says to Rick Moranis "I don't know what's worse, the way you talk or the way you dress" (or something like that - I'm not looking it up), and that's pretty much how I feel about this movie. In terms of achieving what it's trying to do…

  • No Sudden Move

    No Sudden Move

    ★★★★

    I look forward to many more years of the Beleaguered Old Man phase of Don Cheadle’s career. What a gem.