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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Days of Heaven
  • Network
  • Eyes Wide Shut

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  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★

  • TÁR

    ★★★★★

  • Don't Worry Darling

    ★★

  • Three Thousand Years of Longing

    ★★★½

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  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    ★★★

    In order for these movies to work I think it’s crucial that the existence of Benoit Blanc is not the most believable thing in them.

  • TÁR

    TÁR

    ★★★★★

    Something I'd been mulling since my first viewing: is Tár actually any good? The person, not the movie. From what we see, she doesn't seem to be a particularly gifted composer, despite her EGOT status. She's regarded as a great conductor, but what does that really mean? When asked to explain why she's more than just a human metronome who's only there to mark time, her answer is basically, "Well, that IS why I'm there, but it's a very important…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    Fundamentally Dune is a story about hanging out in the desert with your mom and gradually becoming more powerful than her. And this is a film that understands that

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★½

    Everyone seems to be having a good time here. Listen, cinema is a miracle. What are the odds that a species would be smart enough to invent cameras and projectors but also exactly dumb enough to be fooled into thinking a rapid sequence of still frames is a moving image? We lucked out. I don't mind letting hacks explore their little scenarios.