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  • Nostalgia for the Light

    Nostalgia for the Light

    ★★★★

    this is Carl Sagan's Cosmos meets the part in 2666 with all of the murders in the Sonoran Desert

  • This Is Not a Film

    This Is Not a Film

    ★★★

    I think I like the concept of this (not) film more than the (not) film itself but it's still remarkable how much Panahi did with so little. the long closing shot at the end is haunting.

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  • Y Tu Mamá También

    Y Tu Mamá También

    ★★★½

    which studio exec watched this and decided they should let this guy direct a Harry Potter movie

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★★

    One of the perennial debates about the Alien series is whether Ridley Scott's original or James Cameron's sequel is superior. The fact that it's even up for debate should be a testament to the sequel's quality. It's undeniably bigger than the original, as the plural form in the title indicates.

    Aliens is the gold standard in how to do a sequel well. Going in another direction instead of trying to replicate what made the original successful was the right move,…