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

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  • Boxcar Bertha

    ★★

  • Ernest Saves Christmas

    ★★

  • World of Tomorrow Episode Three: The Absent Destinations of David Prime

    ★★★★

  • World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts

    ★★★★

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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.…