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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    I fully expected to find major fault with this, especially considering how much I loathe Arrival. But this is really good, maybe even great. The most "European" Hollywood movie I think I've ever seen, and for that as much as anything else I applaud it. Big budget Tarkovsky sci-fi

  • The French Connection

    The French Connection

    ★★★★★

    Saw it on the big screen for the first time last night. Also the first time I realized half of this film take place in Brooklyn, mostly DUMBO. I never realized that was Front Street where they park the limo. Holy cow that neighborhood what a shit pile back then.

    Still a classic, even with all that kaleidoscope of racist, misogynist, casual police brutality and invasion of privacy antique morality horsefeathers going on.

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  • Precious

    Precious

    ★★½

    This is just an awful movie, made by somebody with contempt for cinema, apparently. Poverty porn for people who like hand-wringing in the comfort of their sitting room instead of actual change in the lives of others...

  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★

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

    By far my favorite alcoholic movie, and my favorite movie about Scientology, or brainwashing, or alcohol-fueled fantasizing... It's a bromance, it's an odyssey of sorts, and most certainly it's a stunning piece of cinema. But I'll have to get back to you about what's it's ultimately about.

    I mean, what was real and what wasn't? Did Quell dream the whole thing in a stupor, lying on that beach? Dodd was most certainly the comforting breast Quell needed, but without all…