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  • Burning
  • Oldboy
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Videodrome

    ★★★★

  • F for Fake

    ★★★★

  • The Immortal Story

    ★★★½

  • The Poseidon Adventure

    ★★★

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  • Videodrome

    Videodrome

    ★★★★

    "It has a philosophy. And that is what makes it dangerous."

    Beneath the fleshy discomfort of Cronenberg's body horror mastery is a clever and indulgent commentary that has parallel considerations to the modern world. Not content to be merely a horror jaunt, it sets off on a decidedly abstract exploration of real-world concerns regarding contemporary media consumption. The discussion it was trying to have about cable and VHS translates seamlessly to smartphones and the internet, and in that sense, I…

  • F for Fake

    F for Fake

    ★★★★

    "I don't admit anything. I just talk about it."

    Welles comes swinging out of the gate here, stripping away at layers of meta commentary in a flurry of prodigal editing. It's fast and flashy, and it pulls you into its waters like a riptide, making a magic show of transitions and still photo captures. In F for Fake, Orson Welles overindulges in his own presence in a way that you can't stay mad at, and his bashful monologues are like…

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★

    "Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuce. Waaaaaaaaaaaaayne."

    This is definitely a film that impresses you at first by front-loading its strengths. The first 30 minutes felt the most impactful, and made full use of Reeves' talents. The soundtrack was moody and energetic, the fights were fucking kinetic, and the camerawork impressive. I liked the editing choices, which made interesting use of focus without feeling like a gimmick, and in painting perhaps the ugliest picture of Gotham (save the Tim Burton films), they somehow made one…

  • The Princess Bride

    The Princess Bride

    ★★★★½

    "Surrender."
    "Oh, you mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept."

    Outstanding. The Princess Bride radiates charm and makes full use of a clever script. It's also just so deliciously quotable, and there's hardly a one-liner or monologue that doesn't stick the landing. Every character is a vital ingredient, and every moment feels carefully linked together in a chain of perfect pacing.

    It's also gorgeous, each set and environment fit for a picture. That such a predictable…