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  • The Other Side of the Wind

    The Other Side of the Wind

    ★★★½

    all of the 'documentary' part is fantastic but, I dunno, I can't help but think that the movie within a movie part is a bit tiresome. which is to say, good on Welles for recognizing how tedious Zabriskie Point is but also, watching a light 'parody' of that film for so long isn't too different from just watching the real thing, unfortunately.

  • Summer Lovers

    Summer Lovers

    ★★★½

    there are few images in cinema more indelible than Peter Gallagher dousing himself in olive oil.

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    first impressions... at once PTA's most straightforward/classically minded and yet also his most confounding in some ways. the psychology of its characters is always shifting ever so slightly – you think you have them and the film itself figured out and then it steers subtly towards different avenues. his use of music montage is probably the most mesmerizing it's ever been – Jonny Greenwood is one of the real stars here in a way he hasn't been before. all of…

  • The Endless

    The Endless

    ★★

    the filmic equivalent of when the chill artisanal bro who was way too into Lost back in the day forces you to drink his mediocre homebrew beer