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  • Lingua Franca

    Lingua Franca

    ★★★★

    There’s a lot to like here. From a technical standpoint, I was impressed with the long, static shots employed during moments of tension and silence. I also found myself missing New York, though it’s just a city I visit when I’m doing poetry readings or visiting friends. The film does an extremely good job with atmosphere—the ICE raids and news reports and Trump speeches feel like a hand gripping a throat, to say nothing of how events have progressed since…

  • Enter the Dragon

    Enter the Dragon

    ★★★★★

    It’s pretty wild seeing every trick a combat-based action movie can pull stuffed into something so taut and beautiful. Every principal actor involved seems fully aware of the fact that they’re the coolest motherfucker walking the earth, too, which goes a long way.