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  • Hold the Dark

    Hold the Dark

    ★★★

    A bleak thriller that's long on atmosphere, short on answers. I did enjoy the relative swiftness with which the mystery of "who?" is dispatched, instead focusing on the (here) more intriguing ones of "why?" and "what's next?" In the end though, I was left with little more than a bemused "...huh." Nothing against ambiguous endings of course, but neither the characters nor the film's underlying themes are richly sketched enough to leave me mulling them over once the credits have…

  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    ★★★★½

    The setup to the iconic biplane attack is such a masterpiece of ominous absurdity that it's almost a relief when the murderous aviators show up and break the tension. Overall, the Hitchcockian maximalism and a pair of charming performances by Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint add up to a thrilling caper well deserving of its canonical status.

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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Letterboxd users : The Return : LB admins :: Coop : Laura : Judy

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It sure was a movie.

    Pros:
    - it was genuinely fun to watch the different sets of characters play off against each other for the first time.
    - the cast does their best with the fragments of screentime and characterization they're given.
    - the visuals are at least an improvement over the Battle of the Airport Tarmac.
    -Thor was pretty cool I guess.

    Cons:
    - Marvel are chumps for changing Thanos' motivation
    - it's not like longing for the embodiment…