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  • Vertigo
  • Mulholland Drive
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  • Inside Man

    ★★★★½

  • Old

    ★★★★

  • Out of Africa

    ★★½

  • Déjà Vu

    ★★★★

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  • Inside Man

    Inside Man

    ★★★★½

    In the 20th century, heist films and con scheme films were distinct genres. Then, in the latter half of 2001, Oz’s The Score, Mamet’s Heist, and Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven each incorporated elements of confidence schemes into their heists, making the heist’s success dependent on misdirection, deception, and acting. Ocean’s Eleven was so influential that it standardized the fusion of these two historical distinct genres for the next two decades.

    Amid this new heist-con hybrid orthodoxy, Spike Lee surgerically separates the…

  • Old

    Old

    ★★★★

    hooting and hollering all the way through

    The Biopic's Conceit of a Lifetime Contained in Two Hours Is a Horror Premise. In This Film I Will

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  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★★

    I cackled all the way through this, not at the movie but with it. Eclectically selecting just a few choice elements from the Diana mythos on which to build a psychological horror movie would be fun in any case, but this movie does everything exactly right, beginning with Stewart. Movie of the year.

  • The Matrix Revolutions

    The Matrix Revolutions

    ★★★

    trinity's last scene is a tearjerker