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  • Ganja & Hess
  • The Lusty Men
  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle
  • The Heartbreak Kid

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  • The Green Knight

    ★★

  • The Woman Who Ran

    ★★★★

  • Mirror

    ★★★★★

  • Roman Holiday

    ★★★★

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  • The Lusty Men

    The Lusty Men

    ★★★★★

    The absolute pinnacle of Hollywood melodrama, so much so that The Lusty Men's melodrama bleeds into resembling the highest examples of literary drama. This is Nicholas Ray at his best; the camera movement is so restrained for most of the film only to explode into chaos for the rodeo scenes. A tragedy through and through. It explores the idea of a modest, personal happiness and the temptation of glory, represented by the differences between men and women. We know how…

  • 2046

    2046

    ★★★★★

    After dedicating my life to studying film, there are certain movies I like greatly that I feel I can break apart and understand decently well. Ones I can analyze and talk about in depth for hours. While doing this is very interesting to me, one loses the sense of magic watching movies should contain; a glimpse into some kind of unknowable truth that one can nevertheless feel. These deeply profound truths about life cease to be real if one attempts…

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★

    Some of the worst editing I’ve seen in my life. It’s made worse by the terrible cinematography, which doesn’t flow with the editing at all. The script was juvenile and prevented me from being invested in any of the characters. I like what this film was going for thematically, but the filmmaking was so god awful that it wasn’t expressed well at all. What a waste of great production design.

  • The Woman Who Ran

    The Woman Who Ran

    ★★★★

    Women and the men who control them, intentionally or not. My first Hong, and it definitely will not be the last.

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  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham is clearly talented when it comes to the technical side of filmmaking. He just has absolutely nothing interesting to say, yet he insists on not shutting up. I cannot begin to describe how agonizing sitting through this was.

  • Old

    Old

    ★★★★

    Funniest movie I’ve seen in years. The epitome of so bad it’s good.