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  • GoodFellas
  • Vertigo
  • The Red Shoes
  • The Tree of Life

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  • The Terrorist

    ★★★½

  • Moonage Daydream

    ★★★★

  • Don't Worry Darling

    ★★½

  • Gratitude Revealed

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  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    ★★½

    It’s hard to tell what Wilde’s game is beyond the surface. The world she and her screenwriters construct is familiar, one that invokes the secrecy of the Manhattan Project, the subterranean terror of David Lynch, and the suburban horror of Todd Haynes’ Safe, but none of it quite gels. Especially after you’ve seen the movie and start asking questions.

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  • Hold Me Tight

    Hold Me Tight

    ★★

    Director Mathieu Amalric is Hold Me Tight’s unreliable narrator. Working from Claudine Galea’s play, Je reviens de loin, Amalric relies on shorthand and atmospheric moments to give the impression of something fuller.

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  • Rome, Open City

    Rome, Open City

    ★★★★

    Remember those old movies? The ones where a couple drives down the road, only they aren’t driving, they’re sitting in a car on some studio lot. And that’s not a road behind them; it’s a rear projection of road. Looks fake doesn’t it?

    Did this fakery bother audiences back then? Not in the slightest. Back in the 1920s, ’30s and even into the ’40s, movies were about beautiful people living in fabulous mid-city apartments, dressing glamorously, saying the right thing…

  • The Boxing Cats

    The Boxing Cats

    ★★★★★

    As far back as 1894, they figured out that cat videos were what the people wanted.