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  • Fallen Angels
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Magnolia

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  • Autumn Sonata

    ★★★★★

  • Good Time

    ★★★½

  • Prey

    ★★½

  • Dragonball Evolution

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  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata

    ★★★★★

    A film which wages an emotional war against everyone who sits down to watch it. The quiet, gently unfolding tone masks what's about to happen. I think I've seen this three or four times and I still cry at least a little bit every time. This is Bergman at his absolute peak, with a highly refined script, maybe the best performances in anything ever (??), an excellently judged soundtrack, and a heart of ice just beginning to thaw in that…

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★½

    I think I liked this a little bit more than Uncut Gems, although I still have similar personal issues with it. These Safdie films are so stressful, it's just not a pleasant watch for me. Overall it's tight; probably not anything particularly special, but a solid film across the board -- photography, performances, script, etc. Definitely a misnomer though.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Got some new, very robust speakers and decided to inaugurate the home theatre upgrade by watching my 4K disc of this bad boy.* If there’s ever been one, this is a film which deserves to be seen on the largest screen possible with the most immersive sound possible. I saw this on 70mm a while back and while I can’t say that I was able to replicate the experience at home, I was left astounded once again. It’s a total…

  • The Lure

    The Lure

    ★★★

    Hey Matt, this isn't a horror movie. None of this is played for horror.

    That said, I didn't mind this, and I say that as someone with a very limited tolerance for musicals. However, I didn't find the music particularly memorable (although it's very far removed from my genres of choice). I thought the performances were pretty good, but it's really sloppy in terms of its narrative. Characters are introduced who serve very little or no narrative function (whoever that…