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  • Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train

    Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train

    Left after the first reel, but I do have some notes on this if you want them.

  • Downsizing

    Downsizing

    ★★★★

    Easily the best studio film of the last 5 years. So enjoyable and so good.

    Have notes, but no conclusions yet.

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  • Sombre

    Sombre

    ★★★★

    Never have I felt so wrong about a movie I judged on my first watch so quickly. The closest would have been Phantom Thread, but even that I didn’t actively dislike as I did this movie. Not only that, I was wrong... so wrong... in my original review. The main character is not a serial rapist, and in fact not a rapist at all, unless you consider murder a form of rape as his victims are clearly non-consenting parties. Either…

  • Bad Lieutenant

    Bad Lieutenant

    ★★★½

    One of the best Q&As of all time. Abel Ferrara talked about scoring heroine for Zoe on the LES as part of their writing process. He talked about how the priest from the church they shot in was sent to Alaska after that. He talked about the original conception with Walken in the lead, rewritten as much funnier, but a different movie. He and Nic Cage almost worked together, but got in a fight. They’ve since made up. Please make that movie.