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  • Ordet

    ★★★★½

  • The Purge: Election Year

    ½

  • Who Killed Captain Alex?

    ★★★★★

  • Cruising

    ★★★½

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  • Pierrot le Fou

    Pierrot le Fou

    ★★★★½

    Zippy, heady, romantic. A naif fatale -- is that a thing? Anna Karina plays my favorite of her many coquettes. So much outdoors -- the south of France -- gorgeously shot, beach and sand, winding roads, cliffs and sea. A fun mondrianesque color scheme. Minus half a star because the movie, after its perfect, languorous middle section, is frazzled once the plot is begrudgingly reintroduced

  • The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins

    The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins

    ★★★★★

    Great footage of black communities in Texas in the late '60s. Rodeos, barbecues, an amazing shot of a woman gyrating by herself in a cowboy hat, crop top, short shorts, with a pistol in a holster on her hip. Playing the blues on the side of a road, leaning on a fence, sprawled on the couch. Drinking all the time, sunglasses on. Drinking whiskey and playing the blues. Laying down on the floor -- primo blues. Basically the thing bluesmen like to do, most of all, is explain what the blues is. You can't