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  • The Thing

    ★★★★★

  • The Thing: Terror Takes Shape

  • Woman in the Dunes

  • Three Colors: Blue

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    35mm at The New Beverly

    This is obviously still miraculous, holy scripture within the horror movie landscape that remains fresh and precisely constructed no matter how many times you watch it, but I recently read Alec Nevala-Lee’s brilliant group-biography Astounding, which documents several prominent figures of the golden age of sci-fi, and at one point describes how John W. Campbell Jr’s main inspiration for Who Goes There? was the psychological abuse he endured at the hands of his often unpredictable mother, namely…

  • Three Colors: Blue

    Three Colors: Blue

    New 4k restoration looks astonishing - Kieślowski still the absolute reigning king of close-ups, and seeing them on a big screen is a transcendent experience.

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