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  • Fury

    ★★★

  • The Exile

    ★★★

  • Glengarry Glen Ross

    ★★★★

  • Desperate

    ★★★

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  • The Beekeeper

    The Beekeeper

    ★★★★★

    "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 (exempli gratia, Antonioni's quite similar Il Grido); I can also picture Vincent Gallo…

  • The Ogre of Athens

    The Ogre of Athens

    ★★★★

    A seminal picture for the Greek 1950s (still very much developing in the art of cinema back then), perhaps our national answer to the "wrong man" film noir, with a strong dash of Italian neorealism. A humble story about mistaken identity, loneliness and life on "the wrong side of the tracks" (in the country most devastated by the conflicts of World War II), as well as a terrific character study/showcase for Dinos Iliopoulos (featured later in a supporting role in…

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  • The Exile

    The Exile

    Romantic swashbuckling meets monarchist propaganda, along with a rather deeply felt emotional sacrifice. The always deft directorial hands of Max Ophüls translate very well into the historical adventure genre.

  • Glengarry Glen Ross

    Glengarry Glen Ross

    ★★★★

    "[...] There's an absolute morality? Maybe. And then what? If you think there is, go ahead, be that thing. Bad people go to hell? I don't think so. If you think that, act that way. A hell exists on earth? Yes. I won't live in it. That's me."

    Ricky Roma, solipsistic life coach / motivational speaker extraordinaire. I, too, merrily subscribe to the law of contrary public opinion, take dumps that make me feel like I've just slept for twelve…

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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…