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  • The Meetings of Anna
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • The Gospel According to St. Matthew
  • The Wind Rises

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  • Tenet

    ★★★★★

  • Nope

    ★★★

  • Pulse

    ★★★

  • The Long Good Friday

    ★★★½

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★★

    When I was a child, my mother had a woodstove that we used to keep the house warm during the winter. We lived in the Maritimes, so the winters were cold - not as cold as Montreal, but far more humid, the sticky kind of cold that sits in basements. My room was in the basement, away from the rest of my family (I had moved down there around the age of 10). The woodstove was downstairs too.

    I was…

  • Nope

    Nope

    It was good, but I think I was more interested in the moments where this actually was a genre film rather than a film about a genre, and as with almost every entry of its kind in said genre, everything that happens after you see the monster/creature, is much less interesting than what came before. You'd think that lesson could be learned finally at some point? It's better than the "oh it's just a six-foot-five-guy in a rubber suit" of…

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  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    A short list of historical anachronisms I spotted:

    Though the Last Duel is set in 1386, it repeatedly shows the Notre Dame Cathedral unfinished and under construction with many scaffolds around the front buttresses. In truth, Notre Dame was completed in 1345.

    At one point, Marguerite has a bath in a sheet metal copper tub, complete with a buffed polish and rivets. This form of sheet metal, the iconic cast of French cookery and plumbing one might imagine in the…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    I couldn’t decide which review of Top Gun: Maverick I wanted to post, so I will just list them all below and you can pick whichever one you like the most.

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    One of the highest-stakes scenes in this film is when one of the planes gets a little bird stuck in its engines and it crashes. Death to America.

    ***

    You don’t get to complain 24/7 about a top shortage and then write an 8000 word Letterboxd polemic about…