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  • The Last of the Mohicans

    ★★★★★

  • Pickpocket

    ★★★★★

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

  • The Portrait of a Lady

    ★★★★

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  • The Last of the Mohicans

    The Last of the Mohicans

    ★★★★★

    michael mann's john ford movie, but without the racism! the whole film is tuned to the body motions of daniel day-lewis and wes studi, running, vaulting, aiming, grasping; mohicans is subsumed by a restless passage, a transition from frontier to colony, from individual to community, from duty to sensation. a warrior holds the heart of his enemy in his hands; feelings forming a bridge between various cultures, caught in a flux that no one can escape forever; water flowing off a cliff, chiseled by centuries of life.

    an all-american wuxia.

  • Pickpocket

    Pickpocket

    ★★★★★

    what if dostoyevsky actually liked the characters that he wrote? i imagine it would look a lot like this.

    i must state the truth: if a guy devotes his life to becoming the best pickpocket there is, he becomes a total expert with his hands, a deft cutpurse and sneak-thief, i'm sorry, but you gotta let him do it, if he's good enough to take your wallet or purse, just let it happen, you gotta respect the man's craft, his devotion to his profession, abolish the jails, let the pickpockets go, they must be free to practice and perfect their art!!!

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  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★★★★

    venom LITERALLY said gay rights!!!

    they gave every single worst line in the script to michelle williams and she carried that shit like a champ. robert richardson photographed the crap out of this as well when he definitely didn't need to. absolutely dumb as hell, i loved every second of it. reminds you that capeshit doesn't have to be totally irredeemable self-important garbage; there's hope for cinema yet! give me a hundred more screwball comedies with big stupid queer slime creatures!!!

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    every single year we arrive at the shallow end of the filmmaking pool known as awards season, and every single year there's a movie (or several) exactly like nomadland. a touristic faux-docudrama vehicle for the most banal form of misery porn, presenting itself with all the deliberately-adorned signifiers of 'authenticity' and 'deeply-felt emotion' that endear this insidious genre of film to a dishwater-dull critical audience desperate to see any portrait of society that vaguely acknowledges that weird and esoteric concept…