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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Brazil
  • Seven Samurai
  • Children of Men

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  • The Batman

    ★★★

  • Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils

    ★★½

  • Fear the Walking Dead: Dead in the Water

    ★★★

  • The Night House

    ★★★

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★

    This may be the sexiest Batman movie, but it's certainly not the kinkiest (that would of course be a tie between Michelle Pfeiffer's bondage getup and George Clooney's codpiece).

    I'm getting a little tired of superhero movies only having three modes: overstuffed jokey epics (most Marvel) vs. grimdark bores (most DC) vs. R-rated gross outs (Kick Ass, Deadpool, etc.). I say this as someone who grew up reading and enjoying comics' early maturing phase in the late 80s (Watchmen, Miracleman, The Dark Knight, etc.): isn't it about time we gave comic book superheroes back to the kids?

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★

    I really wish Marvel Studios had more faith in Spider-Man as a character, and Tom Holland as an actor. Every one of these movies has been clogged up by universe-building lore, and loads of other superheroes that already have their own damn movies.

    When the history of COVID-era moviemaking is eventually written, everything will fall into two rough categories: 1. movies with pandemic restrictions baked into their very concepts (Kimi, Locked Down, etc.) and 2. those that took pains to…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    If any excuse were necessary to rewatch Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, a new print projected in a proper theater would certainly be it.

    To mark the film's 50th anniversary, Warner Bros. commissioned filmmaker and Kubrick aficionado Christopher Nolan to create a set of new 70mm prints. Nolan's team located an intact 70mm preservation print, and strove to reproduce its inherent color and picture quality without digital effects. In theory, this new version of the film would be closer…

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    VOICE:
    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to say something about Mission: Impossible Fallout that hasn't already been said on Letterboxd.

    ME:
    Uh, it was good? I liked it.

    VOICE:
    Disavowed. [puff of smoke]