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  • Black Bear
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Out of the Blue

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  • Loveless

    ★★★★

  • Bad Day at Black Rock

    ★★½

  • 25 Million Pounds

    ★★★

  • Crimson Gold

    ★★★★

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  • 25 Million Pounds

    25 Million Pounds

    ★★★

    Decent slice of Adam Curtis but not nearly as wide ranging or comprehensive as his best work - a little one-note but does continue to develop his use of stock footage and funny music which he will go on to use to greater impact after this. Feels like one single thread in a tapestry that his later works weave, but to that extent, well done and a fairly interesting example of financial services corruption and incompetence. For Curtis completists only!

  • The Quiet American

    The Quiet American

    ★★½

    The quintessential Rom-Nam

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    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…

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★½

    Might as well be Scorsese's last film, go out on a high note enapsulating and commenting on what he did best throughout his storied career. Maybe now he can move on to super-hero movies in his retirement.