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Favorite films

  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Out of the Blue

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  • Hotel by the River

    ★★★½

  • Smile

    ★★★

  • The Hospital

    ★★★

  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil

    ★★½

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  • Lassie Come Home

    Lassie Come Home

    ★★★½

    😭

  • Ran

    Ran

    ★★★½

    Visually and kinetically stunning but dramatically and thematically a little too cartoonish for me.

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★½

    Embarrassing

    First of all, the decision to do a kind of Year One/Seven pastiche might have seemed like a good idea on paper, but in bringing Batman down to street level and going to this extreme on making him 'realistic' the film just exposes how utterly ridiculous the entire "Batman" project would seem in real life - the suit is commented on several times in an attempt to defray some of this silliness, but it never works to make a…

  • Barbie

    Barbie

    ★★

    Silly, absurdly self-aware (to an almost insulting degree) high-concept, gorgeously production designed SNL-skit-level musical comedy with a couple funny Barbie-based jokes (her feet, the outfits, Alan, when she keels over in a pike position!), a few nerdy film references (2001, Playtime, etc), and a surprisingly hilarious performance from Ryan Gosling (who knew he was that funny??) that's been tarted up with a few pretentious references to feminist cultural critiques that are barely coherent let alone objectionable - it's as if…