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  • Cold Water

    Cold Water

    Sort of a French Dazed and Confused.

  • The Player

    The Player

    Tim Robbins's knee emerging from the mud!

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    Gosford Park for people who play Cards Against Humanity.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    It's been true for a while now that big tentpole movies require of their viewers an enormous amount of what I guess you'd call "extra-textual" knowledge — homework, basically, about whatever "cinematic universe" you're about to enter — but Rise of Skywalker is unique to my knowledge in that it doesn't merely require expansive "in-universe" extra-textual knowledge (of characters, groupings, history) but also "real-world" extra-textual knowledge. If you want to understand this movie — not just if you want to get…