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  • Titane

    ★★★½

  • Army of Darkness

    ★★★★

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    ★★★★½

  • Army of Darkness

    ★★★★

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  • Army of Darkness

    Army of Darkness

    ★★★★

    It’s something of a miracle that Army of Darkness exists. It’s a second sequel to a horror franchise that divorces itself centuries from its predecessors and becomes as much farce as horror, continuing a trend that marks one of its few points of continuity with the previous Evil Dead films. It would be difficult to appropriately market it to horror audiences, but also has too many horror elements to make it easy to sell to mass audiences. But the success…

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★½

    Nicolas Cage has been an actor for a long time, and between the the more sensationalizable details of his personal life and his eccentric acting style he has in that time become as much a meme as a man. So it's perhaps unsurprising that when Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten were writing a script about an actor grappling with the weight of his career they chose Cage.

    Cage stars as himself (and himself) at a low ebb of his career.…

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  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    Persona is one of those films that's spoken of in hushed tones. It's one of Ingmar Bergman's most renowned works, which puts it in company with films like The Seventh Seal and previous Movie of the Week Fanny and Alexander.

    In Persona, Bergman is dealing with existential questions of identity and value of the self. Its two main characters Elisabet (Liv Ullmann) and Alma (Bibi Andersson) both are struggling with them, albeit in different ways. Elisabet has become so disturbed…

  • The Third Man

    The Third Man

    ★★★★★

    RIP The Dissolve, 2013-2015