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  • To the Ends of the Earth
  • The Blade
  • Fortini/Cani
  • The Quiet Man

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  • Thunderbolt

    ★★★★

  • Doppelganger

    ★★★

  • Da Hip Hop Witch

  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    ★★★★

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  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Catherine in Jules et Jim constantly resets her romantic relationships with infidelity that instills a distrust that proves fatal. Daniel Craig’s James Bond falls into a similar disposition. Both are individuals whose social circumstances and the larger systems that control them, cause them to become stunted in their ability to emotionally express themselves. Whereas Catherine is bombastic, bohemian in her ultimately emotional expressions that are ultimately condemned to be empty, Bond is much more calculated and stoic in his form…

  • Night and Day

    Night and Day

    ★★★★★

    A real man and the unreal women in his life. It is probably best to widen that scope, a real man and the overwhelming sense of unreality that he pushes himself towards. Pushed towards as an exaggerated reaction over a minor criminal accusation—or is that just an excuse for an artist to escape from a lack of creative motivation and maybe some uncommunicated marital strife. I don’t know, but Hong’s fixation on arrivals and a complete remove from departures leads…

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  • Thunderbolt

    Thunderbolt

    ★★★★

    Overpraising von Sternberg’s sonic ingenuity is an impossible task to avoid. No way around celebrating the way the sensory experience informs the emotional burdens that weighs on each party of the love triangle, especially George Bancroft’s Thunderbolt. Romantic desires imprisoned in a man’s drive towards death—for him and his rivals—even before they are encased by concrete and steel bars. Von Sternberg is quick to sonically remind one the liveliness of nightclubs and restaurant can be taken away in an instant, an…

  • Doppelganger

    Doppelganger

    ★★★

    The Kōji Yakusho-Kōji Yakusho comedy duo is a beautiful thing

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  • Juliet in Paris

    Juliet in Paris

    A comment on the bloodlust of imperial society that drains the life force of its citizens. Forcing people to react with a similar mindset in order to survive and play their role in the system. I think? Which means you get to watch Juliet Berto have fun with knives and other sharp objects. And I too roll around on the floor to feel something other than this anxious existence.

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    Making me hate Pink Floyd, history, and Alain Resnais—sadly, I will remember this day. Kinda makes you wish Marguerite Duras burned the screenplay for Hiroshima, mom amour.