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  • The Godfather
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Brazil
  • The Big Lebowski

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  • Midnight Mass

    ★★★★

  • The Many Saints of Newark

    ★★½

  • Venom

    ★★

  • The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★

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  • Midnight Mass

    Midnight Mass

    ★★★★

    “What is otherwise horrible is only good because of where it is headed.”

    Midnight Mass is a solemn, insightful meditation on faith, addiction, atonement and the importance of passing on.

    Mike Flanagan is an impressive talent. He remains both an effective traditional horror writer and a strong formalist director. I think a lot about Jordan Peele’s observation that direction is a lot about taste, and Flanagan has always been a director with great taste. That’s one of his key strengths,…

  • The Many Saints of Newark

    The Many Saints of Newark

    ★★½

    “‘Remember when’ is the lowest form of conversation…”

    Full Review: the m0vie blog

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    It is probably a bit early to say this on first watch, but I’m pretty confident: The Rise Of Skywalker may be the worst Star Wars film. It is also the worst film that JJ Abrams has made.

    The real tragedy of The Rise Of Skywalker is that it is designed to appease the type of audience who - by definition - can never be appeased. And it works so hard to appease them that it alienates everybody else.

    Full review: the m0vie blog

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★½

    “At least your mother knew who she was, do you?”

    There’s something unsettling in how conservative Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is, even by the standards of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At its core, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a story about how “kids these days” really don’t know what they’re doing or where they’re going, and really just need to get back in touch with their roots and learn from their elders.…