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  • Blade Runner
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  • Mulholland Drive
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  • The Batman

    ★★

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★★

  • In Jackson Heights

    ★★★½

  • Senior Year

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★

    A good Batman movie but only a mediocre film. Pattinson and Dano are woefully misused. While it has atmosphere in spades, it feels like a video game brought to the big screen instead of a fleshed out, lived-in world. The dialogue moves from competent to cringe, getting very close at times to outright parody. I imagine if I were 11 or 12, I'd think this movie was really cool. The action is better than most Batman outings, but that was…

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    Last Year at Marienbad

    ★★★

    Cerebrally engaging, with beautiful sets and a beautiful damsel in distress(?), but a bit of a drag. A bourgeois ghost story, with a woman caught between a balding possible gaslighter and fucking Nim champion Dracula, all entombed in the snow globe world of the mansion.

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  • The President's Last Bang

    The President's Last Bang

    ★★★★

    A gorgeously shot, Coen Brothers-like take on South Korean power politics, where the inability to take a shit can change a country forever. Loses some momentum in the latter half, but the lush cinematography, graphic violence, and understated comedy make this a must-see.

  • Sorcerer

    Sorcerer

    ★★★★½

    The first horror story of globalization, where nowhere is beyond the grasp of multinational corporations and hired guns. Identity ground down before the endless jungle, rain, and ever-present Box(es) of Damocles. Pessimistic to its core, the Sorcerer teases the audience with the potential for heroic self-determination before a popped tire and an old friend put an end that nonsense. Top tier sound design, with an otherworldly electronic soundtrack. Takes a little while to get going, and the psychological stuff near…