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  • The Tree of Life
  • Persona
  • Aimless Bullet
  • West Side Story

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  • Original Cast Album: Company

    ★★★★½

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★

  • The Humans

    ★★★★

  • Spencer

    ★★★½

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  • The Souvenir Part II

    The Souvenir Part II

    ★★★★★

    "Did you avoid the temptation to be obvious?"

    In answering this question from Richard Ayoade's phenomenally portrayed Patrick, The Souvenir provides a half-hearted "yes" — exactly the response that Julie gives him in Part II. And it seems, ultimately, to have worked: what made Part I fully resonate as a profoundly intimate portrayal of a doomed, fraught young relationship was how it worked independently from the context of Hogg's real-life loss: how it stood alone well enough at depicting Julie…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    “Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.” And fear has defined the legacy of the many attempted adaptations of Frank Herbert’s science-fiction epic, Dune—a long trail of disappointing or failed projects. In 1971, producer Arthur P. Jacobs optioned the rights to adapt the novel but couldn’t bring it to the screen before his death in 1973. A year later, Alejandro Jodorowsky began developing a 14-hour-long feature adaptation, but the project’s ambition and conflicts ultimately brought…

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    With impossibly perfect writing, world-class performances from its stunning two leads, and a morbidly comedic yet terrifyingly hallucinatory atmosphere that solidly retains your attention while constantly ratcheting up tension to absurd proportions, The Lighthouse is a surprisingly literate masterpiece, taking various influences from historical documents as well as great artistic works by Pinter, Lovecraft, Melville, and even Bergman, placing them in a historical and mythical setting that begs to be given such a treatment. The oppressive sound design and score…