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  • Song to Song

    Song to Song

    ★★★★

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  • Norte, the End of History

    Norte, the End of History

    ★★★★★

    Fabian is one of the great characters of cinema: of course the flip side of idealism is nihilism, but to show the two as inexorably linked - that is, as natural progression, is something new and different and frightening. There are two great horrors in this film - the acts he eventually commits himself, and that everything he states through discourse is true, yet he still commits these actions. This is a remarkable work about intellectualism taken to the point…

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  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★★★

    "No-one's ever gotten this close before."

    I was going to write that this is the most adventurous film made in Hollywood since Heaven's Gate, but what is that compared to calling it Mann's best movie? It's both a culmination and expansion of hundreds of ideas Mann has toyed with since Thief. But there's something new here: this is a movie about collectives, not individuals, and the most beautiful thing about this movie is watching these characters learn to respect, trust…

  • Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump

    This is like, some kind of weird, conservative fantasy. If watching this served any good purpose, it's a possibly vital reminder that the Clinton era was not as progressive as many of us might like to remember - the latter half of the 20th century in America through the eyes of a reactionary, nearly 50 years of social tumult regarded as just a brief phase of unrest before everything returns to 'normal,' - the Vietnam War, Black Panthers, and social…