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  • The Devils
  • Possession
  • Vive L'Amour
  • Twin Peaks: The Return

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  • Big Trouble in Little China

    ★★★★½

  • Unbreakable

    ★★★★

  • The Sixth Sense

    ★★★½

  • The Village

    ★★★★½

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  • Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    ★★★★

    Works incredibly well when focusing on the emotional stakes of a man who has suddenly found himself unmoored, and desperately needing to forge new, healthier relationships with his family, his body, himself, and his place in the world. Where it kinda loses me is with the more surface level superhero stuff, which unfortunately means that almost everything that comes out Samuel L. Jackson's mouth makes me roll my eyes hard, which is too bad because he's doing some really nice,…

  • The Village

    The Village

    ★★★★½

    Emotionally open and direct in a way few films of this type allow themselves to be. This was a first time watch after loving Old the other night, because when this came out I remember specifically deciding not to see it based on the critical shellacking it got, and I'm simply livid about that (although tbh at the time I was 16 and just coming into my own as a pretentious little shit, so probably wouldn't have appreciated it much).…

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  • Personal Problems

    Personal Problems

    ★★★★★

    Frankly I think it's a miracle this even exists. 3/4" tape from 1980 is probably about as likely to disintegrate into dust and fuck up your deck as to produce a usable image. I'm so glad this was able to be restored and preserved though, because it's beautiful. Full of perfect performances that make every moment feel crystalline and true, even as the format smears and blends those moments together- always reminding us that every image contains its own afterimage.

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ½

    After a thrilling episode of ABC's Wipeout, this kicks into high gear with Kristen Wiig's best Michelle Pfeiffer impression, and some real gutbuster scenes of Chris Pine being awestruck at stuff that definitely existed in his time, like fireworks and big trains. After about six more hours of at-best tone-deaf/at-worst truly vile geopoliticking including a scene where noted IDF supporter Gal Gadot literally uses a missile to save several arab children, followed by a few of the worst, ugliest fight…