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  • Blue Velvet
  • Ikiru
  • Serie Noire
  • Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?

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  • Angel

    ★★★½

  • Thief

    ★★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★½

  • Titane

    ★★★★★

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  • Angel

    Angel

    ★★★½

    Angel is a melancholic, mature drama that treats its audience with respect. Director Ernst Lubitsch implies the emotional outbursts and actions of his characters rather than showing them in a blunt way like majority of directors would have done at the time. I personally love this approach to telling the grand old story of a bored housewife falling in love with another man because it makes the main character far more interesting and mysterious than she would've been if Lubitsch…

  • Thief

    Thief

    ★★★★★

    Michael Mann's Thief is not only a homage to Jean-Pierre Melville's crime/heist films (Le Samourai and Le Cercle Rouge), but it put Michael Mann on the map as one of the coolest directors working today and what is to come from his future filmography (Heat, Collateral, and Miami Vice). Thief has all of his trademarks: professional criminals with their own philosophies, cat and mouse action scenes, making the night life look so damn beautiful and intimidating, doomed romances, and the…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    I never thought I was ever going to see a good and faithful adaptation of Dune. While David Lynch's Dune was not quite the disaster most people say it was, it suffered from a very rushed second half that was impossible to follow without reading the book first. Denis Villeneuve's Dune is a brutalist spectacle that is has a fully filled in world that is laced with psychedelia and giant worms. Despite being a faithful adaptation, some of the characters…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★

    If you know me for a while, you probably already know that I'm not a Superhero film fan since there has been a gluttonous amount of them coming out in recent years. I'm honestly rather tired of seeing them and it being the main discussion in film. To no one's surprise, I was not looking forward to watching Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Now to everyone's surprise, including me, I kind of like it. There is actual…