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  • Princess Mononoke
  • RoboCop
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Alien

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  • A Forbidden Orange

  • The Blob

  • Defending Your Life

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  • Men

    Men

    Thuddingly, boringly obvious, yet too ambiguous to allow you anything on which to latch.

    Uses Arvo Part in a brazen attempt to make me kinder to it. Trying to think of something positive…Kinnear klumps it up pretty well.

    The climax seems like something I would like (kind of a literal Begats) but it left me pretty cold.

    I do wonder at what point “Men are bad” curdles into an excuse, instead of a just reprimand, in art. I wouldn’t always…

  • The Blob

    The Blob

    I wish I liked this more, but it was agreeable enough. It looks gorgeous for one. It has an effective One Long Night ambiance. And the opening title sequence is really good! Also a lot of people saying the effects are bad—I think they’re charming.

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  • The Woman Who Wasn't There

    The Woman Who Wasn't There

    ★★

    This was not great, but worth it for the ending, which is hilarious.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    The Night Blade Feeds


    Trying to let these live in the head for a little bit before I write something, and glad I did in this case. Went from feeling a distant admiration, to being pulled into its frothing berserker nightmare. Like seeing the light of stars through blood. As many have pointed out, it’s fascinating to see a movie that a Viking would probably enjoy watching (kind of the beauty of Eggers work in whole), a world where gaping…