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  • Johnny Guitar

    Johnny Guitar

    ★★★★★

    SO MANY FUCKING THOUGHTS.

    - Best Western I've seen by a country mile (I've seen very few though)

    - Hey look, an actual plot in a Western! None of that lone rider minimalist nonsense (Ok I like some of those as well but this is so much better)

    - Actually strong female characters! Not just the noble heroine, but a lady villain for the ages! Charismatic monopolist, protectionist, fascist and nativist all rolled into one!

    - Between this and Wild…

  • Don't Look Now

    Don't Look Now

    ★★★★

    Masterclass in lensing and editing that establishes mood and creates a persistent sense of dread. Narrative conceit works pretty well to be honest, even if you sort of predict what’s happening in advance.


    What didn’t work for me was the acting. Both leads are lovely in the scenes that focus on their relationship, but the ones that demand more expressionism to better situate us in their headspace didn’t work well.

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★½

    Oh this will require some thinking. Reverend Taxi Driver for so long of it's running time, but ends up somewhere that I simultaneously saw coming and don't know how to assess.

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★

    Yawnos.