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  • Stalker
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The World's End
  • Seven Samurai

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  • Bad Trip

    ★★★½

  • Dune

    ★★★★★

  • The King

    ★★★

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★½

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  • Ran

    Ran

    ★★★★★

    One thing that’s fascinating to me about this film is how (even though the cinematography and scale are breathtaking) the fights are extremely unglamorous. There’s a moment where Lord Hidetora pulls out his blade and brandishes it at a group of enemy samurai, cold fury etched into every line of his face. “Oh boy,” I thought. “These guys are about to receive a major asskicking.” But no asskicking occurred. Hidetora attacks exactly once—and then his sword breaks. In a panic,…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★

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

    The brand-new masterpiece from Marvel Studios begins with ten minutes of Marvel logos, just to remind us who's the real boss of cinema. (Hint: It's not that pretentious hack Scorsese). Opening narration tells us that Tony Leung (famed character actor and longtime collaborator of Wong Kar-Wai) is basically Gengis Khan/Ra's Al-Ghul. He uses magic space bracelets he found in a cave or something to beat up Turkish people. He also has an army, which seems unnecessary since he's more or…

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  • Bad Trip

    Bad Trip

    ★★★½

    It's basically an Eric Andre skit extended to 86 minutes, and you know what? I'm here for it. That footage at the end when people realized it was a movie was really heartwarming.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    “I see a warrior religion, consuming the universe like an unquenchable fire.”

    The only difference between a god and a man is the stories told about you.

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