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

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  • Nothing Compares

    ★★★

  • Don't Worry Darling

    ★★

  • Killing Them Softly

    ★★★★★

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    ★★★★★

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  • Nothing Compares

    Nothing Compares

    ★★★

    “They’re not going to be able to shut us up, because they don’t want to hear it.”

    Nothing Compares is not so much a documentary as a hagiography. After all, this is a documentary that draws a straight line from Sinéad O’Connor through to Billie Eilish and the pink hats in the protests against Donald Trump.

    Of course, there is a sense in which this is more than valid. Sinéad O’Connor has been on the right side of history on…

  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    ★★

    “I expected so much more from you.”

    Don’t Worry Darling is the kind of movie that makes me feel bad about comparing something like Fresh to Get Out. While the influence of Peele’s social thriller is very obvious on those sorts of films, they are subtle in their homage compared to something like Don’t Worry Darling.

    To be fair, it is hard to see Don’t Worry Darling clearly. Most of this is due to the film’s storied production, with Olivia…

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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

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★

    “If we send them back, they’ll die.”

    Look, Spider-Man IIIs are hard.

    All the usual complaints about the increasing nostalgia fixation of modern pop culture apply here. It turns out the greatest impact of The Force Awakens wasn’t the “legacyquel” but instead the “repeatquel.” It’s not about passing the toys to the next generation, it’s about reminding a generation that the toys really belong to them. Fundamentally, No Way Home suffers from the same problems as Space Jam: A New…