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  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

  • Scream

    ★★★★½

  • Passionless Moments

    ★★★★½

  • Cliffhanger

    ★★★★½

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

    Was supposed to see this in 70mm but it busted. Saw digital instead. Open to this increasing when I don't have that disappointment hanging over it. Like Inherent Vice in the best ways.

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★½

    A scene from this is the first chapter of my dissertation in approximately 5 minutes, so that's fun for me

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  • Wit

    Wit

    ★★★★★

    This is film 4 of a long-ish marathon I'm doing over at the Filmspotting Forum with a few other members. In it we will be considering at least one movie from the careers of some of our best working actresses (Emma Thompson, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Juliette Binoche, and Meryl Streep) See all of my reviews here.

    This was originally a play, one for which the playwright, Margaret Edson, won a Pulitzer. She hasn't written anything else. Weird, cuz this…

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    ★★★★½

    A.I. is a movie of troubled history. Everybody knows that it was developed by Stanley Kubrick before he died and then Steven Spielberg took over and, some say, ruined it. But that's not quite right. During the 12 year development process Kubrick realized it wasn't really a Kubrick kind of movie and gave it to Spielberg himself, saying it was more suited to his sensibilities. It is. This is no spiritual successor to 2001, though some of the same ideas…