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  • Targets

    ★★★★★

  • The Warped Ones

    ★★★★

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    ★★★★★

  • The Green Knight

    ★★★★

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  • Targets

    Targets

    "What an ugly town this has become..."

    As compelling for its historical context as it is for its sensible low-budget techniques and dual storylines that collide into one another, that melds Vietnam-era angst and headline-grabbing acts of violence like the 1966 UT tower shooting with an old horror icon reckoning with a world he no longer understands or even wants to, that also somehow predicted the kind of exploitation horror that would come to dominate the 1970s in the form…

  • The Warped Ones

    The Warped Ones

    Nasty piece of work with a jet-black heart and soul that rampages and roars its way across the screen, and the twisted brother to Godard's BREATHLESS, released only a handful of months before this – both very much about the banality of evil and a run-down world that leaves discontented bored youths smirking and shrugging at the destruction they've left in their wake – but where BREATHLESS gave its characters ample time to meander and ramble, THE WARPED ONES races…

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    Wildly ambitious and admirable, but ultimately frustrating and exhausting. This is very much the director of THE DARK KNIGHT and INTERSTELLAR doing his own version of PRIMER. Take that however you'd like.

    Like INCEPTION, it's a film of mechanics and logistics, and like MEMENTO, there's a vague structural resemblance to an ouroboros, but it lacks the energy and mystery of either of them -- especially the way that INCEPTION piecemeals out the various machinations of dreamsharing without losing the forward…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    Will probably need to see this one again, but on the first viewing alone it feels staggering - a gorgeous and lyrical dark fantasy that flows with grace and fervor, and whose dourness is effectively mitigated by flashes of horror and humor -- was genuinely surprised both at how chilling it was and at how many laughs it features. Could probably do with some tightening up in its mid-section, but this is very much David Lowery at the top of…