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  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Perfect Blue
  • Empire Records

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  • Hail, Caesar!

    ★★★★½

  • Saved!

    ★★★★★

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★½

  • True Grit

    ★★★★★

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  • In the Cut

    In the Cut

    ★★★★½

    This is the wildest and sexiest Campion yet, and I have no idea how Meg Ryan managed this performance against everything else she's done prior to this movie. Mark Ruffalo as a young rookie homicide detective who looks suspiciously like Freddie Mercury sizzles. It's full of depraved sex, city heat, and dangerous tension.

  • Free Guy

    Free Guy

    This is like if Ready Player One really, really tried hard to be a rom-com. No, RP1 was not a rom-com. I appreciate that buried behind the really stupid premise was a subtle nod towards AAA gaming vs. indie games but beyond that it made very little sense. It tried. It really did.

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★

    I thought this was a flashy appendix to the original trilogy; I am not wholly a Matrix fan, I do recognize the value that they had on cinema and storytelling, but for me there's something I just don't cling to in terms of things I like.

    This story was more of the same, but even more meta and in that way it felt extraneous but it's clear to me that in some ways, the focus on Trinity and Neo and…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★★

    One of the few movies on the planet I've ever seen that I think touches on the thematic core of Fromsoft's Dark Souls (2010).

    David Lowery has absolutely put his fucking foot in this movie but the lighting and costume design take it over the top, every frame and pause allows you to drink in so many nods and details about this world and this story. While it deviates from the poem it is based on itself, the retelling seems…