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  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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    easily more than two decades since i last watched this, and it was definitely fullscreen vhs? uhhh lol i don't know how long it's been since i cried during a movie like this. that ending. and this is actually the most dynamite and soul-stirring john williams score, right?

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    ... Did I just see the best Star Wars movie ever?

    Tough to beat the first two films, and as much as this does to set itself apart it is naturally, inescapably indebted to the films which laid the foundations... but does that mean it cannot be the best one? Being real, it does a lot more to stand on its own and follow unique instincts than I think The Force Awakens did. It straight up defies expectations in some…

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  • Elle

    Elle

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    Demonlover 2, indeed. There was certainly a sense that Assayas owed to Verhoeven in terms of aesthetics and provocation β€” hentai and CGI porn essentially mimicking RoboCop's cuts to absurd commercials, or its frankness toward sexual taboo, among other things. This returns here via video game cutscenes, perhaps as a discreet reminder of the director we're dealing with β€” one who has been largely absent for more than 15 years, save for 2006's Black Book β€” cutting into a film…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

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    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A few years ago, my girlfriend (henceforth "G") and I lived in a pretty nice area close to downtown Portland, Oregon, and we got out a lot more. Because of jobs we found and because it was kind of expensive, we moved further out, and since then we've mostly been homebodies, going to work and coming home to watch movies and occasionally go out to a movie in the neighborhood or to see a band maybe a bit further into…