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  • Psycho
  • The Great Dictator
  • Alien
  • GoldenEye

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  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    ★★★★

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★★★

  • His Girl Friday

    ★★★½

  • White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch

    ★★½

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  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    ★★★★

    It’s influence and striking visual style are undeniable but I find it remarkable how well the narrative holds up even 102 years on. It’s really gripping! The whole thing has such an eerie, nightmarish vibe. 

    I watched the film on the Eureka! Masters of Cinema blu ray and the film looks absolutely stunning in that presentation. There are other inferior transfers available online and on Amazon Prime so I can’t recommend enough seeking out a really good restoration if you’re going to watch it for the first time. It makes a huge difference.

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★★★

    I came in with pretty low expectations but found myself loving this more than anything SW related since Rogue One. Consider the ultimate fate of most of the main players is already locked into the timeline they’re working with I remained relatively enthralled with every action sequence.

    McGregor is really wonderful as Obi-Wan and the supporting cast surrounding him were equally terrific. Felt it really had the look and sound of Star Wars down pat too.

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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    Did Gus Van Sant remake Psycho for nothing? At least that film has some conceptual artistic merit, The Lion King (2019) is just about the most soulless feature film I think I’ve ever seen.

    I pity that this even exists. It’s a Frankenstein’s monster of a movie minus any Boris Karloff induced sympathy. If this film had a mind of its own I’m pretty sure it would just utter “kill me, kill me” over and over and over again. I’d…

  • Joker

    Joker

    I guess I’ll just spend my life being completely bewildered as to why this gets so much acclaim. 

    Horrible, mistreated, contemptible character does terrible, mean, depressing things for two hours. With the exception of a couple of small supporting roles the whole thing is populated with awful characters. I’m not saying I need to have ‘likeable’ leads to enjoy something. I really don’t. But when the whole thing is as miserable as this I just get bored very quickly without…