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  • Certain Women
  • There Will Be Blood
  • All the President's Men
  • Hannah and Her Sisters

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  • Spencer

    ★★★★½

  • Robin Hood

    ★★★★

  • The Dig

    ★★★★

  • Soul

    ★★★½

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  • The Dig

    The Dig

    ★★★★

    Imperfect, but so nice to look at and get lost in, its faults don’t really matter. Late summer in Suffolk countryside with its low overcast skies, gorgeous architecture, the clothes, the hair... I’ll definitely be rewatching it.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★

    Ugh. Cannot possibly be bothered to make any effort to understand what happens in this movie because Nolan hasn’t bothered to develop its characters or stakes. I mean, you do a sloppy job you get a meh response. And no amount of Sator Arepo Tenet Opera Rotas cleverness can make up for it.

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  • The Firemen's Ball

    The Firemen's Ball

    ★★★★

    I want to praise The Firemen’s Ball for things it’s not often praised for. All too often it gets trapped in its historical context, which is understandable. It was the first colour production of the prominent member of the Czech New Wave and already well established director Miloš Forman. A few months after the film’s completion, Soviet troops marched in, cracked down on the remaining bits of freedom, and the film was not just banned but “banned forever”. It would…

  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World

    George Harrison: Living in the Material World

    ★★★

    Obviously, Scorsese can put a film together with aplomb, and some of the footage and music juxtapositions here are spectacular, but mostly this is a very conservative affair and hagiographic to the bone. It's a shame that it completely brushes over some of the most significant aspects of Harrison's life (his marriages, his drug addiction) so as not to complicate the flawless image Scorsese is trying to paint. I enjoyed the film while it lasted, but I am left with very little to dwell or to chew on.