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  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Paprika
  • Dream

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  • Okja

    ★★★★

  • The Guns of Navarone

    ★★★

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★

  • Thunderball

    ★★★★

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  • Okja

    Okja

    ★★★★

    It takes Bong Joon-ho to bring a sense of Miyazaki and Blood of the Beasts into a corporate satire. At least to do it in such a way that it is a wonderful movie despite the wild swings from a giant hippo pig pooping at people, to Jake Gyllenhaal and Tilda Swinton making choices, to grim death camp imagery.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    The Guns of Navarone

    ★★★

    It's odd how popular and successful it was to adapt Alistair Maclean to the screen for a couple of decades and that there is no push to remake these movies. Perhaps it's useless to try without actors like David Niven. His character is the best part of this movie, expecting so much of people with authority that he avoids taking on responsibilities himself. It is a character that could be played as a reprehensible coward or obnoxious self-righteous, but when…

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  • 3-Iron

    3-Iron

    ★★★★½

    The first time I watched this movie I enjoyed it but wasn't blown away. I think I was expecting something more surreal after loving Dream (Bi-mong). This time around I was struck by how similar those movies are, and I'm a bit surprised I didn't appreciate it more before.

    The gradual introduction to the protagonists' world says enough about the whole movie. You get an image of the male character looking for something that he doesn't have, and then you…

  • A Girl at My Door

    A Girl at My Door

    ★★★½

    At first glance a generic story of a troubled character seeking redemption by saving another character. It's told with a thin layer of mystery that is peeled off little by little, which keeps things interesting in spite of limited variation in actions and interactions.

    The movie is focused on issues of child abuse, but is also trying to stuff incest, alcoholism, homophobia, illegal immigration and more into the same film. The end result is that most things are just pointed…