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  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    I mean I get why a lighter or an umbrella could be a secret inconspicuous spy gadget but who tf walks around with a whip or a lasso

  • mother!

    mother!

    There are films where slights and gestures of kindness are incidental, and then there's this, where they're singled out as if someone felt unsure that the audience would notice them otherwise. That might just be an accident of the camerawork and editing in this film which leave little room for incident in their commitment to rhythms (the sound design is excellent) and the locked-in sensation of the main character's finitude.

    Maybe it doesn't really matter how forward this movie is…

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  • Paterson

    Paterson

    TIFF programmer: "Can you talk about some of the philosophy behind this movie?"

    Jim Jarmusch: "No."

  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★★★½

    With the possible exception of Heat, all the Michael Mann films contain nightmarish sequences. There's something uncanny and intimidating about the way his characters are dwarfed by architecture or bathed in unnaturally colored light (Manhunter possibly being the prime example, the closest thing he's made to an actual horror movie). It always serves the tension of the moment in a way that seems rooted in the characters' subjectivity, but also makes them seem small and vulnerable. His films contain self-consciously…