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  • Before Sunrise
  • Paddington 2
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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  • Monsieur Verdoux

    ★★★★

  • The Swimmers

    ★★★½

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    ★★★★½

  • Puss in Boots

    ★★★

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  • Rocks

    Rocks

    ★★★★½

    Man, how it starts with a group of black and brown girls hanging out in their estate, looking out at the London high-rise buildings, dreaming that their non-existent boyfriends would just take them to the Shard, even though it’s just a stone’s throw away. 

    Rocks is about the gaps in the British childcare system, how underfunded foster programs and inattentive social care programs come together to ultimately fail the needs of individual young people. Being a teacher in one of…

  • The Sisters Brothers

    The Sisters Brothers

    ★★★★½

    Just to let you all know that if more acclaimed French filmmakers start making American cowboy films, so much that it starts to become a thing, then I was the guy who coined the phrase you’re looking for. 


    This is a Baguetti Western.

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  • Monsieur Verdoux

    Monsieur Verdoux

    ★★★★

    The Criterion Challenge 2023: A Film from
    The 1940s

    I’ve had a box-set of Chaplin’s films for quite a while and I’d considered it essentially complete after having watched all of the silent comedies up to The Great Dictator. In my mind, films like Monsieur Verdoux or Limelight didn’t seem like ‘proper Chaplin’, so I’d cast them aside. Of course, that’s stupid, so I’d decided to stick those films on this watchlist. 

    Really, I was quite right, Monsieur Verdoux doesn’t seem…

  • The Swimmers

    The Swimmers

    ★★★½

    One of those times where the events seem cheesy and jarring in how unrealistic they are, except they actually happened.

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  • A Knight's Tale

    A Knight's Tale

    ★★★★

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

    Mostly not happy that he chose the princess over the cute-ass Scottish blacksmith. Terrible decision.

  • Shimmer Lake

    Shimmer Lake

    ★★½

    What is my perfect crime? I break into Tiffany's at midnight. Do I go for the vault? No. I go for the chandelier. It's priceless. As I'm taking it down, a woman catches me, she tells me to stop. It's her father's business. She's Tiffany. I say "no". We make love all night. In the morning, the cops come and I escape in one of their uniforms. I tell her to meet me in Mexico but I go to Canada.…