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  • Speed Kills

    Speed Kills


    Someone programmed an AI to make a mobster movie in the style of Claire Denis, and we got this.

  • Iron Man

    Iron Man

    All of Iron Man's tech only makes the film feel more vintage, given that the most significant modern technology — the smartphone — was only coming into being as the film was made. So all the behavior that goes along with phones is also missing, and the movie seems almost innocent as a result.

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  • Ocean's Eight

    Ocean's Eight


    Professional con artists substitute an elaborate fake for the real thing.

    The plot and review for this movie are the same.

  • Frank



    Tough truth: as an artist, you're probably shit.

    End sequence captures the ineffable magic of creating music with kindred spirits.