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  • Star Wars
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Darjeeling Limited

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  • Repo Man

    ★★★★★

  • Hidalgo

    ★★★

  • Devil in a Blue Dress

    ★★★★

  • Eternals

    ★★★

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  • Repo Man

    Repo Man

    ★★★★★

    What did I just watch!? What a sleeper. How had I not heard of this before [my former boss told me to watch]? This was not what I expected going into it, at all; and I’m blown away by results. Do Tarantino and Carpenter owe Alex Cox a check? Because this was years ahead of its time in a few different regards. The less you know about it going in, the better. It’s one of those kinds of movies. I…

  • Hidalgo

    Hidalgo

    ★★★

    A sometimes-fun colonial pulp adventure that’s almost certainly not based on a true story. It has good intentions but is ultimately pretty problematic with its depictions of various people. The race is entertaining, Mortenson is likable enough despite being another white man in an indigenous role, and the horse gives a charismatic performance too. But it kind of indulges it’s fantasies for the sake of a Hollywood feel good ending with a little revisionist whitewashing. They tried to be self conscious about what they were making, but it can’t outrace it’s own shadow.

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  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★★

    Hey you know who are idiots? People! We must be so dumb. Completely incapable of innovation. Ungrateful bastards need to have everything handed to us. Guess who built the Arc Reactor? Nope. It was aliens! What about sliced bread? Aliens too! And the pyramids? Definitely not brown people! And while we’re at it, you know what’s in great taste and totally fashionable? Turning some of the most stomach churning atrocities in human history into major IMAX set pieces for our…

  • Pitch Black

    Pitch Black

    ★★★

    I know I’m late to the party but I see now why it became such a thing. Major difference with this installment is that Riddick is surrounded by people that we care about; and that we care whether or not he cares about them. And that’s far more interesting than him being surrounded by people he has to kill. I liked how straightforward it was and how committed it was to its premise. Great seeing Keith David again, even if he didn’t have much to do.