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  • The Seventh Seal
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Face/Off

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  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★

  • Marathon Man

    ★★★½

  • Bicycle Thieves

    ★★★★½

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★½

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  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★★

    The schemer is a classic film archetype. Whether it's "Honest" John from Pinocchio, Moses Pray from Paper Moon, Howard Ratner from Uncut Gems or any of the countless other examples, there's something beguiling about a con man, a character who you love to hate. Mikey, the protagonist of Red Rocket, undoubtedly belongs in that group. He's a despicable person, but he's magnetic and somehow still likeable. You're rooting for him to fail and rooting for him to succeed at the…

  • Yojimbo

    Yojimbo

    ★★★★

    "それはすぐにエスカレートしました
    それは本当に手に負えなくなった"

    "私トライデントとともにで男を殺した"

    A Fistful of Dollars would be at least 30% better if, every once in a while, Clint Eastwood pulled his arms up into his shirt and scratched his chin through his neckhole.

    Looking forward to watching For a Few Jimbo More.

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  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★

    The winking meta actor playing themselves thing has gotten really played out. Though I say that while currently four episodes into Olivier Assayas's Irma Vep series and enjoying it quite a bit. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, by contrast, feels uninspired. It's clear that the filmmakers genuinely love Nicolas Cage, which is great. We all do. But that's just it. We all do. Loving Nicolas Cage has become a meme unto itself and this film just feels like another…

  • Marathon Man

    Marathon Man

    ★★★½

    Still don't really understand the plot of this one. It takes way too long for the two sides to come together. But it builds to an explosive climax that's worth the wait. That's not even mentioning the dental scene which... 😬

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  • The Reader

    The Reader

    ★★½

    If you want me to sympathize with a Nazi, having her sleep with a 16-year-old in her 40s isn't the way to do it.

  • Something Useful

    Something Useful

    ★★★★

    There's something uniquely feminine about this movie. Leyla is allowed to be intelligent and curious and self-assured while also being nurturing and kind-hearted. Canan is conflicted in a way that feels natural and not plot-driven. There are no villains. No angry screeds or violent confrontations. It's deliberately paced but never boring. Warm but not cloying. It's something special.