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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A Night at the Opera
  • Local Hero
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

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  • Little Murders

    ★★½

  • The Meg

    ★★★

  • Black Widow

    ★★★½

  • Moana

    ★★★½

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  • The Vast of Night

    The Vast of Night

    ★★★★★

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

    I'm still sorting through this one. It's hitting me emotionally in ways I didn't expect a self-announced Twilight Zone homage/pastiche could do. But there's more going on here than is getting credited, as far as I can tell.

    Ok, on surface it's an alien abduction movie. But consider: the youthful central characters who talk and plan of a limitless future for themselves and the world around them; the milieu's place and time; the two characters who fill in the backstory…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

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

    One of my very favorite movies for years and years now. Rewatched the '92 director's cut, because I can't take the voice over anymore. I never liked the Deckard-is-a-replicant-sike! aspect of this and the Final Cut (which I still haven't seen), so I find the unicorn sequence really out of place in an otherwise otherworldly (off-worldly), jaw-dropping movie.

    It's an art film as would-be blockbuster. It stars Han Solo/Indiana Jones, but made him damaged and vulnerable - all too human…