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  • Ryan's Daughter
  • Wild Grass
  • The Village
  • Céline

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  • The Dreamers

    ★★½

  • The Commuter

    ★★★½

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    ★★★★½

  • Final Destination 3

    ★★★

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  • X

    X

    ★★★½

    This takes a while to settle into a rhythm; the distinctive editing, in particular, doesn’t really hit until the midpoint, but it’s a hoot when it gets going. I mentioned in my The Innkeepers review that Ti has a keen understanding of how to make good by the number horror movies with specific elevations (not to be confused with elevated horror lol), and X is no different. Other than making a thrill of kills with no-frills 70s slasher, a lot…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

    Post first viewing, I always had a suspecting feeling that I wasn’t giving The French Dispatch the credit it deserved. I liked it, but it was such a whirlwind of a film that ultimately felt frustratingly overwhelming as a full product. And it still kinda does, if I’m being honest. But here, after my second viewing, what is first highlighted to me was its unabashed exercise in technical craft and how it feels like both celebration and rightful braggadocio. It’s…

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  • PVT Chat

    PVT Chat

    ★★★½

    *Tips Julia Fox 10000000000000000000000000*

  • Devilman Crybaby

    Devilman Crybaby

    ★★★

    Action and gore galore, which seems to be the infamous appeal of the original show, so it only makes sense that’s the strongest component of the remake. In fact, it’s my favorite part of the show. Other than the animation, which at times, was shoddy (but I’m not sure if that was the intent because it exhibits that rough sketch 80s, 90s Japanese animation art styles which I find so damn charming) everything else just wasn’t up to par. Execution…