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  • You Were Never Really Here
  • The Handmaiden
  • Il Sorpasso
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

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  • Dead Silence

    ★★

  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet

    ★★½

  • Don't Breathe 2

    ★½

  • Dune

    ★★★★½

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  • Three Colors: Blue

    Three Colors: Blue

    ★★★★½

    "Now I have only one thing left to do: nothing."

    This was my second viewing of Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors: Blue, but it could just as well have been my first. Whether it was a lack of preparation for my first viewing or the lack of subtitles that did not mix well with me having forgotten so much from my years of learning French in school, I remember leaving my first exposure to Kieslowski confused and uninterested, yet confident that…

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★½

    "Actually, really knowing someone doesn't mean anything. People change. A person may like pineapple today and something else tomorrow."

    A sensual and deeply emotional film that captures what feeling is all about. Kar-Wai Wong portrays love as a fleeting gesture, a sense, a memory. But just when love can be the most beautiful thing to happen to someone, it can just as easily be a delusion, a mistake: for what if you fall in love not with the human being,…

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  • Dead Silence

    Dead Silence

    ★★

    Hooptober 8.0 | Film #5

    If I had known this film was about possessed puppets, I would most likely never have watched it. Those little fuckers are the one thing that has consistently creeped me out throughout my entire life, and I couldn't even tell you the specific reason for why they seem so frightening to me, or to many others (which I suppose they do, otherwise we probably wouldn't have so many horror movies to use puppets and dolls…

  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet

    Four Flies on Grey Velvet

    ★★½

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

    Hooptober 8.0 | Film #4

    This review gets a little spoilery in the end, so proceed with caution.

    After the surprisingly excellent The Cat o' Nine Tails, Dario Argento's next murder mystery, Four Flies on Grey Velvet, did not work nearly as well for me. This time, we follow a protagonist who seems to be framed for a number of murder cases concering the friends surrounding him. As we are accustomed from Argento's assured fingers, he shakes things up to…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    "An animal caught in a trap will gnaw off its own leg to escape. What will you do?"

    So, Dune. Easily the most highly anticipated movie of the year for many, which is inevitably going to lead to some reactions of disappointment. In my book, Denis Villeneuve transcends all my high hopes with his visually striking adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic novel.

    To get it out of the way first, the major criticism of Dune so far seems to be…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

    Exciting stuff.

    Shang-Chi does not reinvent the wheel. It applies what Asian cinema has done for decades already to the standards of western blockbuster filmmaking, but at least it does so with respect and, most importantly, heart.

    As is the case with many of Marvel's film outings, the third act becomes overloaded with CGI and messy action clusters, but those result from a two-hour setup of mythological worldbuilding amidst a rich landscape of interesting cultural touches and magical creatures. And…