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  • The Big Lebowski
  • Stalker
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Destiny

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  • Transamerica

  • The Fly

    ★★★★★

  • A Dark Song

    ★★★½

  • Mank

    ★½

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  • Transamerica

    Transamerica

    I can't believe it, but I actually agree with a review by Sally Jane Black. This is a pity movie, and not a well-done one either. Felicity Huffman as a transwoman is so dumb I don't want to dignify it with a critique, but needless to say it's unconvincing and reeks of the aforementioned pity with no indication that there is any understanding. The writer-director's focus is nothing more than making a novelty out of the experience of a transwoman…

  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★★★

    Change or transformation is a common theme in horror,and especially body horror, due to the natural fear of change and/or the unknown. It's true David Cronenberg's remake of The Fly is a part of this tradition, but it reaches inimitable heights by showing transformation as a source of tragedy in addition to terror. In its simplest and most ancient form, tragedy is defined as a series of sorrowful events befalling a hero who also inadvertently caused them. As human expression…

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  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead

    Despite my long-running dislike of Zack Snyder as a storyteller, I've always given him kudos as a visual composer. Imagine my disappointment at how goddamn bad this movie looks.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    As a child, I dreamt of superheroes.

    Greek mythology was my first exposure to the fantastic. I devoured these stories and anything like them. Here was something that touched me on both a visceral and intellectual level that nothing had in my young life. Folklore and myths from all over the world augmented this wonder, and it was quite natural for me to link these modes of storytelling to the superheroes I visited through Saturday morning cartoons (and later comic…