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  • Primer
  • Mulholland Drive
  • City of God
  • Fight Club

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  • Dark Shadows

    ★½

  • State of the Union

    ★★★★½

  • ...And Justice for All

    ★★★

  • Compulsion

    ★★★

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  • Dark Shadows

    Dark Shadows

    Lazy and unfunny. (Not altogether unlike this mini-review)

  • State of the Union

    State of the Union

    ★★★★½

    Amazing writing and fantastic delivery from Pike and O'Dowd.

    Though there are 10 episodes in this character driven little gem of a show from Frears and Hornby, the total running time amounts to the length of a relatively short feature film (100 minutes). And had it been one, it would have been my second-favorite film of 2019.

    (My rating is for the first season. The second one isn't as sharp and funny but I enjoyed it.)

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  • The Sound of Music

    The Sound of Music

    ♫ pre-dict-able plot-lines and chee-sy ro-man-ces

    o-ver-hyped clas-sics and mu-si-cal dan-ces

    mild-ly an-noy-ing small chil-dren who sing

    that will ne-ver be my fa-vo-rite thing ♫

    ... but, hey, it's hard to really, truly hate this.

  • Se7en

    Se7en

    ★★★★★

    The quintessential thriller, Fincher's masterwork hasn't been matched since. By not witnessing the murders, the audience retains the perspective of the protagonists. Like them, we experience only the aftermath of the gruesomeness while the real impact of the film comes from the menacing (and classically noir) mood of hostility and complete and utter despair, brilliantly supported by both style, plot and characterization, all crystalizing the bleak theme of a world in utter disrepair. Perfection.