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  • Spirited Away
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • The Thing

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  • The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★★

  • Rope

    ★★½

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    ★★★★

  • Val

    ★★★

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  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★★

    I think The Beatles are cracking, you can’t beat em really. They’re all out on their own. They’ve got a style of their own. And in my opinion…I think they’re a lovely crowd. They’ve got good qualities. They sing well. And what else can I say, but they’re real good people.

    —that one old guy on Saville Row, January 30th 1969

    *highlights include*

    •mal evans writing lyrics 
    •george casually lending the band $300k of equipment and it absolutely, conclusively, not…

  • Rope

    Rope

    ★★½

    Okay it’s exquisitely weird. I’ve seldom been so satisfied by a movie while entirely hating it. 80 minutes forgives a lot of flaws. I relish a lot of the Cock’s signature touches: The camera shakily panning as Stewart recaps what he thinks went down, the excruciating tension made of…books being put away. But it’s dreadful. It’s bad. It’s a play, and a second rate one. But painfully and brilliantly done. Not to mention that there’s definitely a gigantic turd enclosed…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    Absolutely loved it. Unfortch I couldn’t completely get behind Chalamet. But my god sweep me away into your sandy little world Denis. What a spectacular world. Oscar and Rebecca are fully nuclear. The score utterly dumps. Jason Mamoa is what if Hercules (the demigod) but like with a little dash of more-likable salt bae. MVP here goes to the lad Frank Herbert, with honorable mention to 54 years-young frenchman and chad of our hearts, Denny V

  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    ★★

    It has all the elements of an all-time crowd pleasing blockbuster, but like every single element is off in some way. Two movies sandwiched together and neither one makes much sense. Looks amazing, kind of fun, very bad