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  • Eraserhead
  • Stalker
  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
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  • Point Blank

    ★★★★★

  • Valhalla Rising

    ★★★

  • 3 Women

    ★★★★½

  • Nashville

    ★★★★★

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  • Point Blank

    Point Blank

    ★★★★★

    Man stops being a man and starts being nothing at all - powerful, pure nothing. The fact that he can still kind of interact with electronic kitchen appliances is a miracle. Walker is a hammer in a world of nails and perfume bottles. Also he absolutely SLAMS one guy in the nards - again, he is no longer a man.


    Bonus fact: a few months before this film was shot, the wonderful location used for Brewster’s house was host to…

  • Valhalla Rising

    Valhalla Rising

    ★★★

    Offbeat Thom Yorke biopic

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  • Zolar

    Zolar

    ★½

    Quality good-bad movie. Consistently baffling, always has something new to boggle the mind around every corner.

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★½

    I’ve struggled to find the right words for this review. Perhaps that’s ironically appropriate. I’ll try to be succinct, and focus on the key elements.
    There’s a simple shot at the end of Manchester by the Sea that, to me, best personifies what I think makes this film work so well. Lee (Casey Affleck) and Patrick (Lucas Hedges) trudge up a hill road, wearing their funeral clothes. They bounce a ball back and forth between each other, the ball sometimes bouncing…