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  • Phantom Thread
  • Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!
  • The Gold Rush
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

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  • Reality

    ★★★

  • Holy Motors

    ★★★½

  • Top Gun

    ★★

  • Magic Spot

    ★★★★★

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  • Reality

    Reality

    ★★★

    As someone who is always expecting the worst I was cringing and recoiling at the protagonist of this movie, who is so convinced he will be chosen for the Italian version of big brother that he completely changes his life and ends up down a spiral. In a way I rest assured that that could never be me, but in the other I recognize a prescient depiction of the way modern life sets us up to think that something better…

  • Holy Motors

    Holy Motors

    ★★★½

    Since this movie's a sort of provocation, let me make one of my own: There's something about French opaqueness that I find hugely irritating. I think it's got something to do with a sort of inherit vagueness in the language itself, with the seeming indirectness with which everything is said, including the "uhs" and "ehs" that seem to be as integral to the French language as any proper word. This is especially true in the kind of French movie that…

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  • Cats

    Cats

    You call it 2020, I’ll call it 1 A. C.

  • Magic Spot

    Magic Spot

    ★★★★★

    This new "black and white" era for the Farley/Roxburgh collaboration hits its highest height yet with Magic Spot. Their ambitious project of releasing two movies a year up to 2025 has so far created a kind of "varitation-on-a-theme" exploration that is usually associated with art house auteurs like Yasujiro Ozu and Hong Sang-soo, something that becomes an even more impressive feast when you consider the total independent/low-budget circumstances of the Motern Media universe. This latest movie is full of silly…