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  • Breaking the Waves
  • Blue Velvet
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  • Citizen Kane

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  • The Ice Road

    ★★★½

  • Sundays and Cybele

    ★★½

  • Macbeth

    ★★★★★

  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★★½

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  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    George A. Romero's masterpiece. A subversive anti-capitalist manifesto, spot-on indictment of consumerist culture and desensitization, and an exploration of the social construct vs. human nature debate, masquerading as a nail-biting zombie apocalypse thriller with some of the greatest gore effects of all time, Dawn Of The Dead is not just one of the best horror films ever made, but also one of the greatest artistic statements from a filmmaker at the top of his game.

    I'll break all that down…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I award a lot of films five stars, because my criteria is based on relative perfection attained with respect to what the filmmakers are attempting to convey. In other words, any film has the ability to be awarded five stars; no film is denied the potential solely based on subject matter. But when I look back at my time spent in a darkened theatre I honestly can count the number of transcendent film experiences I’ve had on one hand, maybe…

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  • The Ice Road

    The Ice Road

    ★★★½

    This is an easy target, for sure, with its condescending wokeness, and hammy Of Mice And Men among ice road truckers dramatizing. But as a throwback actioner, Die Hard With A Vengeance scribe Jonathan Hensleigh fully commits to a non-stop, audience-pleasing, string of thrilling sequences and set pieces, squeezing every drop of tension out of his far-fetched plot, without wasting a second. We've seen the template a million times before, and the overarching dramatic beats are mired in obvious clichés,…

  • Sundays and Cybele

    Sundays and Cybele

    ★★½

    Why is this called Sundays And Cybele? The book it is adapted from is called Les dimanches de Ville d'Avray, which translates to Sundays in Ville d'Avray. The name of the little girl is actually withheld until the very end of the film, with the main character Pierre constantly asking, or the girl, who he calls Françoise throughout the film, teasing him about letting him know she will only reveal her name when the time is right. And I stare…

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  • Clouds of Sils Maria

    Clouds of Sils Maria

    ★★★★★

    You can tell after the first ten minutes of watching Clouds Of Sils Maria that it is not a Hollywood production; one, because Juliette Binoche's character Maria is still alive, and two, because Kristen Stewart is actually allowed to act, and she's pretty great at it by the way.

    In yet another year of middling roles for women, Sils Maria is a dream come true. Masterfully directed by Olivier Assayas, the film centers on an aging actress preparing to play…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★½

    It's only been four days and I'm already tired of arguing with people about Guardians Of The Galaxy. So I say fuck this movie right in its 92% Rotten Tomatoes-approved-fresh ass. Sorry, does that offend you? Here you go, here's the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack to listen to while you read the rest of the review; apparently that can make everything better.

    People like to criticize Hollywood for making the same movie over and over again. Apparently some of those same…