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  • Rio Bravo
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Scum
  • Fantômas

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  • Donovan's Reef

    ★★★★★

  • Mikey and Nicky

    ★★★★★

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★

  • Bound

    ★★★★

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  • Big Trouble in Little China

    Big Trouble in Little China

    ★★★★½

    Axes the eerie, lingering feel of carpenters other films for very hyper and joyously ridiculous action-comedy with stellar set design. Kurt Russells doofus anti-leading-man works just as well as his Macready or snake performances; dudes got range!

  • Batman Returns

    Batman Returns

    ★★★½

    the fact that we have images of Danny devito floating on a giant yellow duck in a sewer referring to a surrounding panoply of penguins as his babies is surely a win for cinema history

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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

    - a masterpiece, and really difficult to discuss coherently, because it's such a purely visceral experience of a film that it evades any real attempts at conceptualizing its essence. when it clicks, its effect can be jaw dropping. artistic intent barely even feels present in terms of how it works and the power it achieves. it feels like it came together through some indifferent, happenstance swirl of elements, like the formation of a storm. it's a summer soaked and grit caked macabre fever dream that just so happens to be constituted by sound design, photography and editing.

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    ★★★★★

    this is everything i've ever wanted out of CGI visual worldbuilding. amazing setpieces. direction and pacing are elegant as fuck. absolute plastic-camp-space melodrama-adventure masterpiece. could watch this shit once a week for the rest of my life. legitimately might be in my top 10 movies ever. holy shit.