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  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Taste of Cherry
  • The Northman
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

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  • Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    ★★★½

  • Death on the Nile

    ★★½

  • Windfall

    ★★★½

  • Hustle

    ★★★½

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  • Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    ★★★½

    Not quite up there with Linklater’s best, but still a very pleasant watch. On paper it’s basically once upon a time in… Houston, but it has so much narration that outside of the certain Mike Mills vibes it almost feels like a documentary. Anyways, a good new entry in the long line of autobiographical films about a director’s childhood in the last ten years.

  • Death on the Nile

    Death on the Nile

    ★★½

    I find Kenneth Branagh boring. And it doesn’t help that this franchise has mediocre screenplays and underwhelming (cursed) casts.

    I like Emma Mackey, but other than that there’s not much to compliment. Decent, harmless entertainment I guess, but Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer are poor and I don’t really understand the thrill of having British-looking British actors playing French or Belgian characters.

    Might help if I was heavily into Agatha Christie, but these films feel miscast and uninspired akin to Disney live-action remakes.

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  • Compartment No. 6

    Compartment No. 6

    ★★★★

    Before Sunrise, but heavily under the influence of vodka

    What a brilliant film; a wonderfully unique road movie love story. It’s a largely Finnish look on Russian culture, it’s based on a novel by a Finnish author, it has a Finnish director and a Finnish protagonist. It’s fascinating and often quietly hilarious in its subtle nature.

    It’s fundamentally about the same magical little encounter on the train as Before Sunrise, but it has none of the intellectual romanticism, these characters…

  • The Reader

    The Reader

    ★★★½

    Firstly, I've never a seen a film with as much peeking as the first 10 minutes of this film.

    Secondly, David Kross was the real star, better than Winslet, whose career award was very deserved though.

    The most interesting way to interpret this...

    Michael is a victim of abuse. His emotional development stops at 15. He's incapable of forming healthy relationships because of his childhood experiences that he has falsely classified as love. 

    Hanna is a monster, partly responsible for the distant relationships of Michael's future. Michael only gets some true redemption when he finally opens up about his adolescent experiences to his daughter.