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  • The Beekeeper
  • La Dolce Vita
  • The Getaway
  • Buffalo '66

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  • Chasers

    ★★★

  • The Hot Spot

    ★★★★

  • Homeless

  • Pashmy Dream

    ★½

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  • L'Avventura

    L'Avventura

    ★★★★★

    Solo un piccolo ricordo, caro mio.

    ... nobody does it better than the Eyetalians.

  • The Beekeeper

    The Beekeeper

    ★★★★½

    "27 του Απρίλη. Αν με ρωτήσει κάποιος, μια γυναίκα ίσως, 'Ποιος είστε;', 'Τι θέλετε;', θα πω: 'Τίποτα. Τίποτα, περνούσα - έζησα εδώ, πριν από πολλά χρόνια."

    It's still very early to call, especially since by all accounts this constitutes one of his more streamlined works, but Theo Angelopoulos certainly subverted my long-held expectations and assumptions of him. This is no more "inaccessible" than an Italian arthouse work - I can also picture Vincent Gallo quoting this partly as a mood…

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  • The Hot Spot

    The Hot Spot

    ★★★★

    In sharp contrast with the neo-noir lightning rods of John Dahl from the same era (The Last Seduction, Kill Me Again, Red Rock West - the latter starring this one's maverick director), Dennis Hopper here opts to take his sweet time and luxuriate in all the sleazily enticing aspects of this pulpy paperback provocation. On the aesthetical front, the closest comparison for this one's groovy indulgencies (and not just the Texan music!) that springs to mind is the unfairly maligned…

  • Homeless

    Homeless

    Behold, the inescapable near future of OnlyFans girls the world over.

    Bravo Dennis!

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  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Almost the vulgar, unbearable antithesis to John Carpenter's seminal They Live: don't believe what your eyes can clearly observe around you, believe only what we want you to believe. On the text, it's a shallow Iron Man Jr. pseudo-adventure with teeny-bopper drama, cheap dollar-store humor and over-lit and weightless digital action. In other words, it's every blockbuster coming out this summer. Everything is a joke in this movie. Character development and maturation? Joke. Couples getting together? Joke. Cities destroyed? Joke.…

  • Escape from L.A.

    Escape from L.A.

    ★★★★

    "The more things change, the more they stay the same."

    Possibly the most misunderstood movie of all time. Roger Ebert for once got something right, by defending it way back in 1996. A parody of action films done perfectly, avoiding modern self-referentiality and constant wink-winks. Perhaps the first successful remake-quel to (n)ever come out of the Hollywood machine, as it deliberately repeats and mocks beats from Escape from New York (e.g. Plissken finds and rests on a random chair, meets…