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  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

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  • The Band Wagon

    ★★★½

  • Bumping Into Broadway

    ★★★½

  • Inland Empire

    ★★★★★

  • It's Always Fair Weather

    ★★★★

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  • Bumping Into Broadway

    Bumping Into Broadway

    ★★★½

    this “glasses character” is a hit! he’s going places!

  • It's Always Fair Weather

    It's Always Fair Weather

    ★★★★

    "Do you have any idea what it takes to be a great artist? Or even an inferior one?"

    -

    Moving, funny, a little pomo (though less manically so than Singin' in the Rain) and about 15 years ahead of its time. It's no wonder MGM wouldn't promote it: it means something. I like the way it revisits, and improves upon, the triptych structure of Give a Girl a Break, marrying the clever formal dance of three tightly-paralleled character arcs to…

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★½

    we need a batman who does real detective work. we need a batman who's misunderstood. we need a batman who's depressed. we need a batman who journals. we need a batman who listens to indie music. we need a batman with my chemical romance hair. we need a batman who is fully dissociating 90% of the time. we need a batman who has a goth gf. we need a batman who is afraid of heights. we need a batman who's not afraid to cry. we need a batman who's on the spectrum. we need a batman with a reddit account. we need this batman. robert batman

  • Metropolitan

    Metropolitan

    ★★★★★

    This film distills to perfection something that seems, to me, to mark all good films about the callowness of youth — it deflates its characters' self-seriousness, their hypocrisy, but in doing so it renders them more lovable. The script is, from a certain angle, ridiculous, and yet every move, every line, is pretty much believable (helped along, of course, by many funny and charming performances by the young actors, all unknowns at the time). Because 18-year-olds do want to seem…