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  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • Notorious
  • Close-Up
  • Chimes at Midnight

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  • Rumble Fish

    ★★★★

  • Vera Cruz

    ★★★

  • Mad God

    ★★★★

  • Insiang

    ★★★★

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  • Vera Cruz

    Vera Cruz

    ★★★

    Is that Charles Bronson playing the harmonica?
    He sure does get typecast

  • Mad God

    Mad God

    ★★★★

    Dropping the needle on the Berlioz Requiem right out of the gate... You sure know how to reel me in, Phil!
    Brilliantly horrifying in the craftsmanship. To describe it in general is to be forced to resort to cliches like, "a nightmare vision of hell." But the vision itself is anything but cliche. It certainly draws on imagery and archetypal tropes from sci-fi, body horror, and war films, but it provides a unique experience in the remix.
    Segments seem to…

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  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    ★★★★★

    The only bad part is the scene where we are supposed to seriously entertain the idea that Joan Fontaine isn't really beautiful.

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★

    The script does this one in, I think.
    It's Inside Baseball: The Motion Picture.
    The final sequence once Welles arrives is simply absurd, but the big dramatic moment where Mank drunkenly tells everyone off at Willy's place is nearly as bad. The whole idea that Kane is based on Hearst alone is itself an exaggeration, and Mank makes it seem so personal in such a way as to diminish the achievement and the universality of Mankiewicz and Welles's dramatic creation.…