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  • Long Way North

    Long Way North

    ★★★★

    True Grit by way of Jack London. A lovely, elegant little animated film of a sort that could never get made in America.

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★★½

    There are two possible approaches when adapting a huge, sprawling story for the big screen*: Either try to condense the entire thing into the length of a film, which usually ends up feeling like cinematic cliffs notes, or narrow the scope to a particularly compelling segment of the greater story. In making Ford v Ferrari, James Mangold wisely opted for the latter route, choosing to zero in on the friendship between Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles, and the end result…

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  • The Hunger

    The Hunger

    ★★★★★

    An absolutely brilliant take on the vampire mythos. It's gorgeously filmed, sexy as hell, and the sort of disturbing that crawls deep into your psyche and plants itself firmly inside you... forever and ever.

  • The Wandering Earth

    The Wandering Earth

    ★★★½

    This may be the ultimate "just go with it" movie. Liu Cixin has clearly put in some thought into The Wandering Earth's ridiculous premise so that it doesn't delve into Emmerich levels of nonsense, but the film is first and foremost a large-scale spectacle, and it isn't interested in spending the time to explain its logistics to the audience. "Here is our insane premise. Here is the plot-inducing complication. No, we're not going to wink at you about how ridiculous…