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  • Naked
  • Kwaidan
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Possession

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

  • Vortex

    ★★★½

  • WandaVision

    ★★★

  • Insiang

    ★★★½

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

    Another example of why it's pointless to be excited over a director of an MCU film. A few have managed to make their creative voice heard, and Raimi does as good a job as just about any of them. Still, this is much more of a Marvel movie than a Raimi movie. I appreciated the horror elements that he brought, but it wasn't quite enough. I actually watched WandaVision to prepare for this, even though I had previously given up…

  • Vortex

    Vortex

    ★★★½

    I'm a big Noé fan, but I have mixed feelings on this one. It is a horrifying depiction of old age, and it turns out Dario Argento is a really good actor. The split-screen, which was utilized well in Lux Æterna, doesn't really work when it's used the entire time in a fairly long film. There's a subplot involving Argento's character that I felt lessened the emotional impact. Still a good film, but give me Amour or The Father any day.

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    It took until 2018, but 2017 has its first 5-star film for me. Anderson (serving as director and DP) is so precise with his compositions and camera movements, and has cemented himself as one of the best directors of actors out there (Sandler in PDL, DDL in TWBB, Phoenix/Hoffman in The Master, and the list goes on). I like Paul Dano in There Will Be Blood, but he was barely able to hold his own against Daniel Day-Lewis (which I'm…

  • Satantango

    Satantango

    ★★★★★

    Is there a 6 star option?