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  • The Night Comes for Us

    The Night Comes for Us

    ★★★

    A meditation on butcher knives.

  • Rumor Has It...

    Rumor Has It...

    This movie can only be understood within the context of the nineties / early aughts romantic comedy tradition, and also somehow The Graduate, which is more interesting than the movie itself.

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★

    My wife is critical of the whole 'white male asshole celebration' aspect of this and other Paul Thomas Anderson movies, and I feel that, though I do think the movies criticize it themselves, too.

    Phantom Thread has continued growing on me since I saw it, the depiction of the two (three?) main characters is so subtle and intelligent that the whole thing is still developing in my mind ('nagaren', sorry, Dutch pun).

    The image that stuck with me most is Reynolds' mother as a young bride. The photo, and then the repetition of the image in a fever dream. Exquisitely done!

  • National Treasure

    National Treasure

    ★★

    I was looking for something silly to watch, and that's what I got. National Treasure is like a two hour long Bassie & Adriaan episode, and pretty entertaining at that. Shame on that 'romantic subplot' though. Drommels!