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  • The Long Gray Line
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  • The Day After

    ★★★★

  • Metal Detector Maniac

    ★★★★

  • Scooby-Doo

    ★★★★

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    ★★★★

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  • The Day After

    The Day After

    ★★★★

    “why do you live?”
    strength and cowardice, honesty and deceit, words and beliefs. the hss i most wanted to revisit after finishing reading dennis lim’s tale of cinema book. lim describes hong’s indifference to critical interpretation of his films, and on my initial tear through the hong oeuvre i found the day after, equal parts spiritual and bleak, so intriguing to try to scrutinize. the book isn’t particularly focused on this (lim’s deepest analysis is on hong’s first handful of…

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia

    ★★★★

    o’toole’s cruel, prophetic build and subsequent fall into humiliating submission is all the better with gorgeous, textured projection of a restored 70mm print. beautifully shot film of immense scale, taking plenty of time to sit back and soak in the desert. its front as an epic betrays how intimately lean details the failed white savior that ends a pawn used by everyone. it doesn’t stop there. stick to a prototypical hero’s role, as with sharif, and resign to playing the game. though the empire’s hand is ever present, hawkins’ dutiful general is not spared by his “just following orders” lines. pretty brutal!

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★

    sure to be your least favorite critic’s favorite movie of the year.

  • Stowaway

    Stowaway

    ★★

    it's close to being good. it's setup to rip on the evil, faceless space megacorp that bankrolls this mars expedition. the unseen hand that pulls the strings on these people’s lives. the capitalists that strip safety measures to fit a third body and the safety checks that would have found a concussed fourth. the organizations dispensing with humans to profit a dollar rather than spending a dollar trying to save them. was all ready to give this the benefit of…