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  • All That Jazz
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

  • Inland Empire

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  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    films are always better after lining up for three hours to rush it at a film festival. still good, but not a 4.5. benoit blanc singing sondheim is an added half star itself, but the “Hugh did this” line reveal and the knife thing almost make this go down a half star. almost. HOWEVER, I can’t help but thing that this would’ve been better if frank oz played yoda and miss piggy in this instead. can you imagine if they…

  • Beetlejuice

    Beetlejuice

    ★★★★½

    Oh man, I forgot how great this film was. And seeing it on 35mm was an extra bonus treat!

    I hadn’t seen this in full in SO long, but I’m so glad I went tonight. And the programmer who chose this as part of the In Praise of Catherine O’Hara series was so passionate about her performance in the pre-movie talk, that she just shone like she never did before in this screening. 

    Watching this, I realized how awesome my…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★

    TIFF21. 

    Oh, worm? The Lynch film is better. There are no stakes to anything, the dialogue is awful, and it is so long and boring. Oh, and Hans Zimmer’s BWAAAAHs are back. 

    And that’s the end of TIFF21. Back to my regular programming.

  • Bergman Island

    Bergman Island

    ★★★★

    TIFF21. 

    big year for vicky krieps and beaches