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  • Midnight Cowboy
  • An Autumn Afternoon
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Singin' in the Rain

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  • Wild Things

    ★★★½

  • California Split

    ★★★★

  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    ★★★★

  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

    ★★★★

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  • Lux Æterna

    Lux Æterna

    ★★★★

    I’m sad to say most horror movies don’t actually scare me anymore, but there’s nothing like the feeling sitting in a Gaspar Noé movie when the lights dim. Give me more!

  • Vortex

    Vortex

    ★★★★½

    Noé’s most mature and assured work to date. Regardless of how you feel about him, you can’t deny he’s one of the few people working now actively trying to push the medium forward.

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  • Welcome to L.A.

    Welcome to L.A.

    My biggest fear is one day making something like Welcome to L.A -- a film that was most likely started with the best of intentions (Robert Altman produced), but plays like an unintentional parody of "serious adult dramas." Writer/director Alan Rudolph does something incredible here: he takes a group of great actors (Spacek, Chaplin, Carradine, Keitel) and he straight-up embarrasses them. A film like this has to be every actor's worst nightmare.

    The only reason this wasn't shut off and…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★

    Not having read the source material, I foolishly went into this thinking it would be one of Kaufman's smaller, poppier endeavors. Silly me. Sitting down to this last night after having spent the day driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles on the country's most mundane stretch of highway (I-5) during our current apocalyptic times (wildfires, Trump signs, people not wearing masks at the Taco Bell drive-thru) was surprisingly fitting. This is a Buñuelian full-course meal, not so dissimilar in…