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  • Dances with Wolves

    Dances with Wolves


    It would be easy to make fun of Costner’s slow, heart-felt, 4-hour revisionist Western that focuses on a U.S. soldier’s relationship of trust and affection for the Sioux tribe he encounters in Dakota. It’s overly long, sometimes hokey, and mostly obvious...and yet, it works. What Costner lacks in subtlety he makes up for in earnestness and I have to say it pays off. Dances with Wolves is a genuinely affecting film that both reinvigorated a dead genre and passionately sought…

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther


    Exquisite world-building with a great protagonist, a great villain, and something actually worth fighting for. In other words, just about everything you would want out of a superhero movie. I was disappointed Coogler dropped out of the Creed sequel until catching up with this. No regrets.

    We’ll see if Marvel can build anything interesting out of this or if it’s just a neat one-off. Bonus points for making it through a whole stand-alone MCU movie with no Avengers cameos 👍🏻

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  • Dogville


    Lars von Trier: Knock knock.
    Me: Who's there?
    LvT: Sadness.
    Me: Sadness, who?
    LvT: I hate America.

  • The Seventh Victim

    The Seventh Victim


    Hoop-tober! 2.0 screening - No. 04
    also Night Movies noir screening - No. 32

    A strange, sinister and ultimately melancholy descent into urban loneliness and despair, The Seventh Victim is really unlike any other movie from this era, even the other films in the Val Lewton cycle. Where movies like I Walked with a Zombie or Cat People were unsettling by the realization of the supernatural world invading the physical world, The Seventh Victim actually slowly removes the supernatural altogether…