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  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Rashomon
  • Andrei Rublev

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  • Black Caesar

    ★★★★

  • Prey

    ★★★★

  • Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★★

  • To Be or Not to Be

    ★★★★★

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  • Black Caesar

    Black Caesar

    ★★★★

    Some fantastic James Brown tunes carry a dark, rough blaxploitation classic.

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★

    The great thing about Predator is that it's a Friday the 13th movie in which the teens are replaced by military guys. It makes sense for this prequel to go back to the slasher roots and give us a proper final girl, one who does emphasize the point of being a final girl a bit too much in dialogue, but whatever.

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  • Showgirls

    Showgirls

    ★★★★★

    The people who think this is dumb are the same people who think Inception is smart.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★½

    In spite of what Disney told us, no, this does not contain an 'openly gay character'. LeFou remains closeted, and his homosexuality is only (very heavily) implied through jokey jokes. The payoff, referred to as a 'nice, exclusively gay moment' by director Bill Condon, is the lamest of these jokes and there's nothing exclusively gay about it. It comes after (and in contrast with) a whole bunch of romantic heterosexual smooching, and presents the mere idea of homosexuality as hilarious.…