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  • Nashville
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Barry Lyndon

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  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    ★★★

  • 20 Days In Mariupol

    ★★★★

  • A Thousand and One

    ★★★★

  • Free LSD

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  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    ★★★

    Kinda fun! Alan Rickman's having a great time.

  • 20 Days In Mariupol

    20 Days In Mariupol

    ★★★★

    An essential perspective on the overwhelming and senseless cruelty of Putin's invasion of Ukraine. The devastation chronicled here - both in the initial 20 days and after Mariupol's fall - is extremely difficult to bear witness to (although, of course, we must).

    Also, the glimpses we see of the Russian disinformation campaign Putin's sending out to his people are all the more horrifying when contextualized alongside the similarly absurd fictions spread by the North Korean government that were covered in…

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  • Shadows: The Making Of Nope

    Shadows: The Making Of Nope

    ★★★★★

    This fucking rules?

    Most making-of docs for new releases are glorified puff pieces, but this is an incredibly engaging look at the entirety of the production that takes pains to interview crew members (camera operators, special effects coordinators, production designers) that are too often overlooked.

    Perhaps the most heartening thing about this - and I don't want to overstate it, but it really struck me - is how engaged everyone is with the whole of the production. The physical nuts…

  • Bone Tomahawk

    Bone Tomahawk

    ★★★★

    Before it takes a turn into its severely grim final act, this is a surprisingly nimble, endearingly well-cast riff on The Searchers. Of course, that turn is so sharp and so complete that it leads to my one quibble with the film - that it doesn't quite prepare the audience for where it's going to go. Granted, a lot of people are coming into this thinking "cannibal western, all right" but I'm willing to bet most won't have that knowledge,…