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  • L'Âge d'Or
  • Swallowtail Butterfly
  • My American Uncle
  • Raw Force

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  • RRR

    ★★★★½

  • Cosplay Universe

    ★★★★

  • Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

    ★★★★½

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★★

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  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★½

    2nd viewing.

    I watched Netflix's Hindi dubbed version this time. I had previously watched the original Telugu language theatrical version. As I don't speak either language, the language change was transparent to me.

    Overall, my preference is for the theatrical version, but only because I saw it theatrically on an iMax-sized screen. If I could see the Netflix version that large, then I believe I would prefer it as - in the Netflix version - the final musical number runs…

  • Cosplay Universe

    Cosplay Universe

    ★★★★

    Prior to watching this impressively multi-faceted film, I'll confess to thinking little more about Cosplay than whether or not I found someone sexually alluring. And while there's no shortage of exposed flesh in this doc, I've come away with a much fuller understanding of the many very different personal and psychological reasons that might lead a person to invest so much of their time and resources in this community of wonderfully creative dress-up.

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  • Mad God

    Mad God

    ★★★★

    "If you disobey me and remain hostile to me, I will act against you in wrathful hostility. I, for my part, will discipline you sevenfold for your sins.

    "You shall eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.

    "I will destroy your cult places and cut down your incense stands. And I will heap your carcasses upon your lifeless idols.

    "I will spurn you. I will lay your cities in ruin and make your sanctuaries desolate…

  • Vinyl

    Vinyl

    ★★★★

    Pretty damned near brilliant. Director Zweig interviews, nay - psycho-analyzes, and CROSS-EXAMINES - record collectors in an effort to understand the roots of his own obsessiveness, loneliness and feelings of self-loathing. Among the collectors he's interviews are Harvey Pekar, Guy Madden and Bruce La Bruce, though nobody is identified in the film. But make no mistake, some of these collectors are quite sick... more hoarders than collectors, allowing their obsessions to paint their lives into a frighteningly dark and cluttered…