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  • All That Jazz
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Minnie and Moskowitz
  • Synecdoche, New York

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  • Crimes of the Future

    ★★½

  • SLC Punk

    ★★★★

  • Monday

    ★★★★

  • Post Mortem

    ★★★

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  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★½

    Seeing the almost universal praise for this out of Cannes, I feel I have to preface my thoughts on it with the statement that I am a *very* big fan of Cronenberg, and even though there are a few films I'm not entirely crazy about, never have I outright disliked one of his films, or felt anger towards, as I did this one.

    I'd also like to add that, had this NOT premiered at Cannes, I'm convinced critics would not…

  • SLC Punk

    SLC Punk

    ★★★★

    Has only gotten better over the years. Best “punk” movie right behind REPO MAN.

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★

    I don't mind at all the film is dark -- both aesthetically and narratively -- but my god -- couldn't the screenwriter offer ANYTHING other than purely expository dialog? It was insufferable. People just explaining (and over-explaining) everybody's backstory, history, and present-day situations. Every bit of text is read out loud, followed by the same set of questions.

    This is an assault on screenwriting.

  • The Other Side of the Wind

    The Other Side of the Wind

    ★★★★★

    Though this is just the 40 minute work-print of selected scenes that Welles edited, there's no doubt that this is some sort of masterpiece, and I do hope the crowd funding campaign is a success. If the film-within-a-film is meant to be a dig at "art cinema" of the day, Orson has nailed it.