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  • Jackass Forever

    ★★½

  • Blanche

    ★★★★½

  • Perceval

    ★★★½

  • The Batman

    ★★★½

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  • Jackass Forever

    Jackass Forever

    Sorry to say this one didn't quite do it for me. One bit's an all-timer (Silence of the Lambs) and there are a few strong set pieces, but lots of filler. It's coasting off nostalgia -- if that appeals to you, you'll like this more than me. I found it more interesting as a reminder of the anarchic media landscape of the early-2000s. There are a lot of middle-age dicks.

  • Blanche

    Blanche

    ★★★★½

    Wow. This was a real find for me. A beautiful and excruciating slow-motion train wreck as Blanche and everyone around her are destroyed by the terrible, intertwined forces of desire and patriarchy. Plus there’s a monkey!

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  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★

    Marvelous fun. A terrific blend of dark humour, suspense and inventive special effects that still impress today. The wintery setting and supporting cast of rustics add immeasurably to the atmosphere. The only draggy bits involve the earnest mentor Henry Travers and his lovelorn daughter played by Gloria Stuart. Claude Rains gives one of the great horror villain performances of all times using only his voice.

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★★

    West Side Story is a late-career masterpiece, a near-perfect expression of Spielberg’s neo-classical visual aesthetic and political liberalism. He's probably the only living filmmaker who could pull off a remake that acknowledges the status of the original at every turn while making it feel completely his own. It’s not simply pastiche, but one of those rare perfect fits of director and material. It also provides something of a key to the decades of work that preceded it; it turns out…