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  • Dune

    ★★★½

  • Dune

    ★★★½

  • Faya Dayi

    ★★★½

  • Faya Dayi

    ★★★½

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  • First Cow

    First Cow

    THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY

    The first word that come to mind when considering director Kelly Reichardt’s marvelous new frontier drama 'First Cow' is *nice*. It is a gentle, unhurried story about a pair of mostly decent people whose loftiest ambition is to carve out a modestly comfortable niche for themselves by touting life’s simple pleasures. This makes 'First Cow' something of an outlier in Reichardt’s work. Even in the filmmaker’s more superficially placid works, an exhausting angst is…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    SPICE THINGS ARE NICE

    There’s something perfect about the fact that 'Dune' – the epochal 1965 science-fiction novel by Frank Herbert – has defeated filmmaker after filmmaker for over five decades. The book, after all, is set primarily on the desert planet of Arrakis, a world whose sheer environmental hostility has vanquished several would-be colonial powers. A cinematic adaptation of 'Dune' has proven similarly challenging to conquer, and over the years several incarnations of the project have lurched through Development…

  • Dune

    Dune

    AMC Esquire.

    It’s realllly going to suck if they never make the second part.

    Review next week.

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