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  • The Player
  • Mean Streets
  • Ran
  • Chinatown

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  • Dune

    ★★★★

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    ★★★★

  • The Card Counter

    ★★★★★

  • No Time to Die

    ★★

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    As a Reader of The Book I thought this was about as good as one could hope for. Hard to tell if non-readers will know what the fuck is going on half the time let alone enjoy it, but I enjoyed the IMAX experience tremendously.

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    Bringing Out the Dead

    ★★★★

    People say this is a spiritual sequel to TAXI DRIVER, but it’s also kind of a spiritual sequel to AFTER HOURS. Or perhaps it’s a trilogy: New York as a hellish fever dream you can’t wake up from. 

    God tier little performance from Ving Rhames.

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    This movie is reactionary Tory Porn but it also fucking kicks ass. The suspense comes from an invisible enemy that you never really see. And Tom Hardy is incomprehensible and never shows his face til the last second. Brilliant. 

    In retrospect, probably Nolan’s best film.

  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★★★

    I’ve spent the past year or so feeling crazy as I watched movie after movie that was critically well regarded that I thought was trite (Promising Young Woman, 90% RT, Academy Award for best screenplay) or disappointing (No Time to Die, 84% RT, Certified Fresh!) or unwatchable (Malignant, 76% RT, Certified Fresh, how about that twist!!!). I feared that movies were over. 

    But tonight I watched Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter and folks, movies are still alive!!!!


    Oscar Isaac is…